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Sweet and sour Brinjal Pickle recipe / Kathirikai Urugai Recipe / Eggplant Pickle Recipe – Pickle recipe

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Usually pickles come with little spicy and tangy flavor, and goes out well with curd rice or any rice and sometimes with idli also. But this Brinjal pickle is completely different, as it has sweet, tangy and spicy flavor in it. Also, this pickle goes out well with any variety rice, briyani, chapathi, tortillas and so on. This sweet and sour brinjal pickle can be prepared in bulks and as it stays fresh for more than 5 months in room temperature. But store in an air tight container, use dry spoon to remove pickle.

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Sweet and Sour Brinjal Pickle recipe / Eggplant Pickle recipe / Kathirikai Urugai Recipe

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Sweet and sour Brinjal pickle or Kathirikai Urugai is easy and simple to prepare with very ingredients, which has tangy, sweet and spicy taste in it. This pickle is a multipurpose, as it can be served with chapathi and rice. Also, the main advantage in this urugai is, because of its unique taste, this would be like by everyone right from the kids till the elder people. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #184 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

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Sweet and Sour Brinjal Pickle recipe / Eggplant Pickle recipe / Kathirikai Urugai Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Brinjal / Kathirikai / Eggplant – ½ kg
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Dry Red chillies – 7 nos (byadgi or Kashmiri – 3 nos and regular ones – 4 nos)
  • Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – ¾ tsp
  • Mustard seeds / Kadugu – ¾ tsp
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Fenugreek / Vendayam / Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • White vinegar – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Sesame oil (gingelly) / Any cooking oil – 1 ½ cup
  • Salt – 2 tbsp + ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Wash the brinjals/eggplant, wipe it with a dry cloth, slice them into thin pieces.
  • Take the sliced brinjals in a large plate, sprinkle 2 tbsp of salt, mix it well and let it rest for 30 mins.
  • Dry roast red chillies for 2 mins and make sure not to burn it. Remove it from fire and transfer it to a plate
  • Dry roast cumin seeds, fenugreek, garlic and mustard all together for few mins or until they turn the color.
  • Remove it from fire and transfer it to a plate.
  • Take all the roasted ingredients in a mixer jar, add 2 to 4 tbsp of vinegar little by little and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai, roast the brinjal or kathirikai, until it turns golden brown.  Drain the oil and remove it from fire.
  • Heat the leftover oil along with the roasted oil, add ginger-garlic paste, cook for few mins or until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add curry leaves and pour in the ground spice paste, followed by turmeric powder and pour the leftover vinegar.
  • Cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off and the oil starts floating on the top.
  • Add sugar and cook until it dissolves.
  • Add the roasted brinjal, cook for few mins or until the brinjal becomes soft.
  • Remove it from fire, let it rest for 30 mins or until it comes to room temperature.
  • Transfer it to a bowl or bottle, make sure to cover it only when it room temperature.

Serve at room temperature.

Note: Stays for more than 5 months, when stored in room temperature. Use only dry spoon to remove pickle from the jar, cover the lid only when it room temperature, keep away from water else the pickle will be spoilt.

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Spicy Chicken Fry – 2

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Just like that I have prepared this spicy chicken fry, it was delicious. I would say that this would be right to prepare when you have little quantity of chicken pieces. Here I have chopped the chicken into small pieces for this dish, and accompanied it with Malabar Chicken Briyani, everyone in my home loved the aroma and taste of the chicken. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Spicy Chicken Fry

Spicy Chicken Fry

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg (boneless is preferred)
  • Onions – 3 nos (medium size)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala or Curry Masala – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Fennel-Poppy seeds powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks

Preparation:

  • Clean and chop the chicken into fine pieces.
  • Peel and chop the onions to small pieces.
  • Fennel-Poppy seeds powder – Grind fennel and poppy seeds to fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick kadai, add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the chicken pieces followed by turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala or curry masala and salt.
  • Cook for few mins, until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in ½ cup of water, cover and cook until the chicken is done.
  • Remove the lid and keep in medium flame, so that the chicken becomes dry.
  • Sprinkle pepper powder and the chopped coriander leaves, cook until the raw smell goes off or chicken turns completely dry.
  • Remove from fire.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. I have accompanied it with Malabar Chicken Briyani and Onion-Tomato Raita.

 

Plantain Stem Raita / Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi

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Usually raita never needs to be cooked, but here with plantain stem I thought it would be best when cooked so that kids would never skip of this dish. This goes out well with Spinach rice and Briyani (both veg and non-veg).

This can also be consumed in times of vrat or fasting, because of no onion and no garlic in it.

Do check out my other raita recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/raita/.

Health benefits of Vazhaithandu/Plantain stem: It is a good source of dietary fiber. It acts as a laxative and can ease constipation and also helps in weight reduction. A good relief for ulcer, burning senstation and acidity.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Plantain Stem Raita / Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi

Plantain Stem Raita / Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi

Ingredients:

  • Banana stem (chopped) – 2 cups
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Butter milk – ½ cup
  • Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and chop the banana stem into small pieces. Soak them in buttermilk, to avoid the decolorisation for 10 mins.
  • Grind the coconut and cumin seeds along with little water to fine paste.
  • Drain the butter milk and keep the banana stem aside.
  • Pressure-cook the banana stem with little water and the ground coconut masala, for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, split black gram, asafoetida and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour curd/yogurt to the pressure-cooked banana stem and stir it well.
  • Pour in the tempered spices to the banana stem, give a stir.

Serve with Briyani, variety rice or for lunch as a side dish during vrat/fasting.