Thứ Hai, 29 tháng 11, 2010

Bangalore Kathirikai Kootu (Brinjal kootu)

250 Grams of Brinjal (Cut into cubes)
1/3 Cup Channa dal /Split chick peas
1 Medium size Onion (Finely chopped)
2 Tbsp Coriander powder
1 Tsp Chilly powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 Inch Cinnamon stick 
2 Cloves
2 Pods Cardamom
Coriander and mint leafs
Lime few drops
3 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Clarified butter
Salt to taste
 **For masala**
4 Green Chillies 
1 Tbsp Fresh Coconut
1/4 Tsp Fennel seeds
2 Cloves 
2 Pods Cardamom
1/2 Inch Cinnamon stick
1 Inch Ginger
8-10 Pods Garlic

First Step:Wash the Channa dal twice add a pinch of turmeric powder and 1 1/2 cup water and cook in a pressure cooker for 10 min we want the dal to cook al-dente 
Second Step:
Heat a fry pan 1 tbsp oil fry the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and chillies first for 5 mins then add the fennel and coconut and fry a bit more remove from heat allow to cool add to a coffee blender and grind to a coarse paste with out adding water.
Lets Prepare:
Heat oil and clarified butter in a khadai / wok tip in the cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and onion fry till onion turns to light brown color add the masala paste fry for a min tip in the coriander powder, chilly powder and the turmeric powder and fry till the oil separates from the masala tip in the brinjal and fry for 5 mins on low flame add the cooked dal and 1/2 cup water if needed since the dal already has water we have to look into the water amount and add tp the brinjal add salt stir well cover and allow the brinjal, dal and masala to cook well for 10 mins add lime juice garnish with coriander and mint...serve hot with rice or roti...Enjoy...:)   

Typical Bangalore recipe we enjoy the recipe served along with rice and roti simple recipes which makes me happy. moms cooking always clams me down no matter what few moments in life should be experienced which no money can buy and no doubt mom is my inspiration and will always make me happy with her simple cooking...thank you mom you...:) 

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