Kathirikai Kootu

Published under: Kootu

1/2 kg purple brinjals (small)
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 cup red gram dal
a pinch of turmeric powder
a lemon sized ball of tamarind
a small piece of jaggery
1/4 cup coconut gratins
1 tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste

Fry in 1 tsp oil and grind to paste
1 tbsp black gram dal
1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp pepper corns
2-3 red chillies

1/4 cup coconut gratings

1. Wash and cut brinjals into medium size pieces.
2. Soak tamarind in water, take out extract; add some more water (if required). Add turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt along with brinjal pieces. Cook on low heat till they turn soft.
3. Cook dal in a pressure cooker; cool and mash thoroughly. Add this to the cooked brinjal.
4. Add ground paste and jaggery and cook all of it for some more time, till gravy is thick.
5. Fry the coconut gratings in coconut oil till they are lightly brown and crisp and add to kootu.

Serve with rice.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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