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March 1, 2011

KATHIRIKAI PODI CURRY / BRINJAL DRY CURRY

This is my mom’s special recipe.I love this a lot. It goes well with More kuzhambu & Rasam.

KATHRIKAI PODI CURRY
 
INGREDIENTS 
  • Small brinjal – 7 nos
  • Salt & water – As needed.
To roast & grind :
  • Oil – a drop
  • Coriander seeds – 2tsp
  • Channa dal – 1.5 tbsp
  • Red chilly – 4-5 nos
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
To temper:
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
METHOD :
  • Cut the brinjal lengthwise and soak in water to avoid change of color.
  • Cook till its 3/4th done.Drain if there is any excess water .
  • In a kadai , add a drop of oil and roast the coriander seeds,channa dal & red chilly. Set aside.
  • In the same kadai add the grated coconut and roast for few seconds.
  • Grind all the roasted items to a coarse powder. ( not too fine or too coarse )
  • Now in a  kadai add oil , temper the mustards & urad dal . Add the cooked brinjal pieces . Saute till the water content gets absorbed.
  • Then add the roasted powder , salt and mix well for few minutes. Make sure the brinjal pieces dont break.
  • Poriyal is ready to serve hot !!
We enjoyed with my mom’s more kuzhambu :)

KATHRIKAI PODI CURRY 1


NOTE 
As we cook the brinjal , its shrinks in size but the color is retained. My mom makes this curry in other way too.She slit cut the brinjal into 4 pieces , stuff this podi , use lot of oil and saute it till brinjal gets cooked in oil.Since this method consumes more oil and also the color of the brinjal turns black , we avoid making this way. For kids , u can try this method..

KITCHEN CLINIC 
    Properties:
    Brinjal is sweet, sharp, hot, cures fever excessive humor of phlegm and flatulation. It is an appetizer, increases virility and is light.Brinjals of small size is very delicate and it cures excessive phlegm and bile in the body.
    Uses
    Eating brinjals roasted on fire after putting some salt into it cures excessive phlegm and wind humor of the body.
    Soup made up of brinjal and tomato increases the appetite and helps in digestion.
    Eating soft brinjal after baking it on fire and with raw sugar on empty stomach in the morning, cures the enlarged spleen due to malaria.
    Taking soft and baked brinjal with honey in the evening leering sound sleep. Using it for some days cures insomnia.
    The use of brinjal destroys the stones in its initial stage.
    If brinjal is taken in its mashed form or as soup with asafetida OR garlic, it cures flatulation.
    Note :
    Brinjal is not beneficial for person having excessive bile humor and one who has acidity problem. Pregnant woman should avoid its use.

27 comments:

  1. New for me and looks yum...will try this n nice pics

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  2. Perfect Combo Chitra,loved ur version of brinjal curry...Delicious.

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  3. Amazing recipe,one more brinjal recipe in the list!

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  4. Omg, thats a delicious curry,soooo tempting and loving it.

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  5. I love eggplants in any form:-)
    This look soo yummy...the last click is soo tongue tickling..

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  6. Great one.simple and delicious curry

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  7. I did not know much about the medicinal benefits of Brinjal. Thank you for the informative post.

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  8. Always like brinjal curry - looks very nice. It's always nice to read the health benefits you add in every post :)

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  9. I love eggplants and surely going to try this yummy version soon :)

    US Masala

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  10. Wow Excellent fry,Luks delicious...

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  11. Love this, my mom makes this somewhat similiar..loved your version,will try this next time

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  12. Lots of brinjal recipes to work with.. Looks delicious...

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  13. Kathrikai podi looks awesome. i love brinjal.

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  14. first time here and u've wonderful collection of recipes.. I love the way u discuss the benefits of different ingredients.. tats very informative.. love to follow u!

    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hmm...a mouth watering which is my all time fav..

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  16. One delicious podi kari and I can thoroughly relish the combination with morkuzhambu also.

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  17. i love this..looks absolutely yumm..long time I made this..

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  18. Brinjal looks so flavorful n delicious dear. This is one recipe I am looking for a long time and I will definitely try this.

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  19. Loved it Chitra...awesome click..:D
    Tasty appetite

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