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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BRINJAL THOKKU



INGREDIENTS:

Brinjal - 1/2 kg.
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Toor dhal - 2 tablespoons
Urad dhal - 2 tablespoons
Black pepper - 1/4 tsp. 
Dry red chillies - 4 or 5 
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp. 
Curry leaves  - few
Salt - to taste
Oil - 3 tablespoons


METHOD:

Wash and chop brinjals roughly. Heat a tablespoon of oil and saute the brinjals alongwith salt and turmeric powder until done. Keep aside to cool.

In a pan, heat a teaspoon of oil. Add  toor dhal, urad dhal, pepper, chillies and fry until golden brown. Grind alongwith tamarind. Finally, add sauted brinjals and grind to a paste.

Heat  the remaining oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.  When mustard seeds crackle, add the ground paste and saute until oil leaves the sides.  

When cool, store in a clean bottle. This can be mixed with hot rice. Also goes well with idli, dosa, poori, chappathi and curd rice.

8 comments :

  1. very nice; though I would have thought of it as thogaiyal, but that cannot be stored, while this one might stay a few days.

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  2. Going to try this today,yum with plain hot rice!

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  3. Looks Yummy!!!! Will definitely try out.

    Deepa
    http://brahmarpanam.blogspot.com/

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  4. Irresistible thokku, can have it happily with a bowl of rasam rice.

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  5. such a simple and delicious dish!

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  6. Super thokku Aunty. This seems like the ultimate version of all kathirikai thokku I have come across

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