Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brinjal puli pachadi

Katharikkai - Brinjal / eggplant , puli - tamarind , pachadi - less cooked curry / salad.
other names: Sutta kathirikkai puli mandi, eggplant tamarind chutney.

brinjal - 1 (100 gm)
green chilly - 2
curry leaf - 1 sprig
shallot - 3
asafoetida / hing - a pinch
red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
cumin - few seeds
salt - to taste
tamarind - 3 inch strip

Wash the brinjal and pat dry. Apply few drops of sesame oil allover the brinjal and rub well. Pierce a metal skewer (vadai kambi) into the brinjal and start broiling it over medium flame. (In olden days they place these brinjals over hot charcoal, after cooking rice and let them get broiled themselves).

After sometime we may see the skin of the brinjal getting char and it will start smelling great. It will take around 5 minutes in low heat to get it cooked completely. I broiled chinese eggplant, that was long and slender.

Place it over a plate and let it cool. Then peel and discard the skin. Mash the brinjal coarsely with hand. Chop the onion, chilly, curry leaf and add them to the brinjal. Extract the tamarind juice with very little water and pour it to the mixture. Add all the powders, salt, cumin and mix well.

Brinjal puli pachadi is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with any rice.
The tamarind taste and spice level should be dominating in this pachadi.


Santosh Bangar said...

easy and gr8 recipe

Suja Manoj said...

Nice recipe..flavorful and delicious,bookmarked.

Priya Suresh said...

Havent prepared this puli pachadi since a long, my grandma's signature dish..Tempting!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Brinjal pachadi looks very tempting. Would love to have it with rotis.

Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Kathrikai puli pachadi looks awesome perfect Viki.

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks simply amazing.. thanks for sharing.. :)
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Suman Singh said...

Delicious pachadi..nice and easy recipe..thanks!

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