Brinjal cooked in tamarind sauce/Kathirikkai pulikulambu

Brinjal cooked in tamarind sauce/Kathirikkai pulikulambu

 

This been one of the spicy and tangy, pure South Indian Traditional curry. This goes out well with rice.

Brinjal cooked in tamarind sauce/Kathirikkai puli kulambu

Brinjal cooked in tamarind sauce/Kathirikkai puli kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Brinjal – ¼ kg
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato -1 ½  no
  • Tamarind – one lemon size
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek/Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a strand
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes and brinjal to small pieces.
  • Soak Tamarind in a cup of water for about 15 mins. Mash tamarind along with water and take out the tamarind from water and keep the tamarind water aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Put mustard, blackgram, fenugreek and curry leaves. Wait till it splatters.
  • Put onions and fry till they become transparent.
  • Put tomatoes and fry till they become mushy.
  • Put brinjal and fry it for 5 mins.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Stir it well for 5 mins.
  • Pour tamarind water and a cup of water. Wait till it boil. Cover with the lid.
  • Wait till the brinjals are cooked and the oil get separated.

Serve hot with rice.

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