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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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Mango Dal / Mambala Paruppu Kulambu – Mango Recipes

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Recently when I have been to Rajdhani for their Aamlicious, I got to taste this Mango Dal which was fantastic and that I liked to the core.

Mango Dal was little sweet, tangy and spicy, which went goes out well with pulav’s, rice, roti or Indian flat bread. I have prepared it using both ripe and raw mangoes for the perfect taste, I had there. We all like it and accompanied it with pulav, potato fry and appalam / pappad. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta friday #172 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Mango Dal Curry / Mambala Paruppu Kulambu

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Ingredients:

  • Split pigeon pea / Toor dal / Tuvaram paruppu – ¾ cup
  • Masoor dal / Red Lentil – ½ cup
  • Raw Mango – ½ cup
  • Ripe Mango – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 no (medium size)
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Tumeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek / methi / vendhayam – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil (any cooking oil) – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks (for garnishing)

Making of Mango Dal / Mambala Paruppu Kulambu –

Preparation:

  • Wash the lentils together, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and keep it aside.
  • Chop the raw mangoes and ripe mangoes to medium size and keep it aside.
  • Pressure-cook the lentils together for 3 whistles or until the mashing consistency.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilles and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the raw mangoes, cook for few mins and cook in water until they are soft.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and cook until the raw smell of the spice powder goes off.
  • Pour the pressure-cooked lentil, pour a cup of water (it should be runny), add salt, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Once it thickens, add the chopped ripe mangoes, gently stir it.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serve hot with steamed rice or any pulav, also goes out well with roti or any Indian flat breads.

Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil curry

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Dal is one among the comfort food, which goes out well with ghee rice, pulav and rotis. Fenugreek leaves / Methi Leaves has loads of nutrition in it, but they are bitter in taste and I want to include them in food for kids. So there came my methi dal/Fenugreek lentil curry. Also this was my second recipe using fenugreek as one of the core ingredients and the other one was Methi Paratha. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil Curry

Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil Curry

Ingredients:

  • Methi / Fenugreek leaves – 2 bunches
  • Mung dal / Green Lentil – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 ½ nos
  • Tomato – 1 ½ nos
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions. Wash and chop the fenugreek/methi leaves.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add in the fenugreek/methi leaves, along with turmeric powder and little salt, cook until the leaves turn dark green in colour.
  • Add in the mung dal/green lentil and cook for few mins.
  • Pour in 2 cups of water, pressure-cook for 3 whistles. Remove the lid when the pressure subsides.

Serve hot with any Indian rotis. I have accompanied it with Missi Roti.