Monday, October 21, 2013

Brinjal kurma


brinjal kurma

Ingredients (serves for 3)

big onion - 1/2
cinnamon sticks - 3
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
grated coconut - 8 - 9 tsp
coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
channa dal - 1 tsp
coriander seeds - 1 tsp
chili powder - 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
brinjal - 3
tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
salt - as needed
oil - 4 tsp

Method:


  • cut the onions , brinjal and keep it aside
  • heat a vessel with 1 tsp of oil and fry coriander seeds, channa dal, fennel seeds and 1 cinnamon stick
  • fry it for 2 minutes and then add grated coconut
  • fry till the coconut becomes golden brown in color
  • grind it to a smooth paste and set it aside
  • heat a vessel with 3 tsp of oil and fry 2 cinnamon sticks
  • add the chopped onion and fry it for 2 mins
  • add the brinjals, salt and cook covered till the brinjal gets completely cooked
     
  • extract tamarind juice and add it to the cooked brinjal
  • add chili powder, coriander powder and let it cook for 5 mins
     
  • once the raw smell goes off, add the grounded coconut paste
  • cook for 8 - 10 mins till the raw smell completely goes off
  • serve with roti, chappati and hot rice.


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