|Rasavangi powder preparation.|
Eggplant - 1/2 kg
tamarind - gooseberry size
salt - to taste
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
tuvar (toor)dal - 1/2 cup
channa dal - 2 tbsp
To roast and grind:
coriander seed - 2 tbsp
dry red chilly - 6
channa dal - 1.5 tbsp
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
to temper :
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard - 1 tsp
channa dal / urida dal- 1 tsp
cumin - 1 tsp
curry leaf - few
hing - 1/4 tsp
Pressure cook the tuvar dal, turmeric powder to three whistles or till soft. Mash and keep aside.
In the mean time heat a pan with a tsp oil and roast coriander seed, dry red chilly and channa dal together till the dal turns mild red.
Then add the shredded coconut and fry till it smells good.
Let cool and powder these fried items together.
Cut the brinjal / eggplant to 2 inch long pieces.
Add 1 cup water, channa dal and eggplant. Wait till eggplant is cooked (less than 5 minutes), add the tamarind extract and salt.
Then add the mashed toor(tuvar) dhal, prepared masala powder and bring to a boil.
Switch off immediately.
In a separate pan , heat 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard, channa dal ,cumin and let mustard crackle. Then add hing, curry leaves. Pour this tempering over hot rasavangi. Mix and serve.
Katharikkai rasavangi is ready!
Serve as curry over rice or as side dish.