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July 15, 2013


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I tried this brinjal kosumalli recipe from kumudham supplementary book. It is a good side dish for idiyappam , idli & dosa. It is one of the traditional Chettinad recipes. We relished with idli rava idlis. It was very tasty. My husband is not fond of brinjal recipes but he loved this kosamalli a lot.  Smile  . Ok, Lets see how to make Chettinad special Kathirikai Kosumalli recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Brinjal – 4 nos
  • Potato – 1 no
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Small onion – 20 nos
  • Tamarind – Berry size
  • Green chillies – 4 - 6 nos
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
To garnish
  • Coriander leaves - few

  • Slit brinjal into 4 pieces & cut the potato into two pieces. Pressure cook brinjal & potato for 2 whistles. Reserve the cooked water. Remove the skin of brinjal & potato and mash them well. Soak tamarind in warm water & take the extract. Set aside.
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  • In a kadai , temper mustard seeds , urad dal , red chillies & curry leaves.Then saute onions , green chillies & tomato pieces. Saute for few minutes. Add the drained water from the vegetables & allow it to boil..
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  • Now add the mashed vegetables & tamarind extract.Allow it to boil for few minutes.This gravy should be slightly watery.Garnish with plenty of coriander leaves.
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Raks said...

Sounds interesting, sure would have been tasty!

Sona said...

Looks very delicious.

Unknown said...

yum yum yummy!!! so flavorful and so delicious!!

Lifewithspices said...

sounds way too interesting..

great-secret-of-life said...

very interesting recipe.. I love to try it

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i tried and tasted :) but the cooking part is different :) tempting !

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear

Mahi said...

I do make this, but in a different way! do all the tempering (including coriander and cumin seeds) in a pressure cooker, add the veggies, pressure cook and mash it! That is Kongu style! :)

Nice recipe Chitra!

Unknown said...

awesome and perfect clicks...
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Vimitha Durai said...

Interesting recipe... Looks so appealing

Priya Anandakumar said...

Super Chitra, I love this, its awesome and yummy...

Vikis Kitchen said...

kosumalli looks very traditional. yummy!

Swathi said...

Delicious kosumalli Chitra. yumm.

Chitra said...

Will try ur kongu style soon mahi :)

Suja Manoj said...

Interesting recipe,comfort dish.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very tempting brinjal kosumalli. Must taste yum for sure

Unknown said...

my mom used to make this..looks fabulous chitra..

Unknown said...

Your recipes are semma aaaa... Very nice. But why it's called kosamalli

Chitra said...

Thank you :) Its called so in Chettinad :) I am not sure why.