1 Sep 2012

Kathirikai Kosthu

This is an excellent accompaniment for Biriyani's..... 

All you need is..........

Brinjal - 1/4 kg (chopped lengthwise)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 4 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 3 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - a stick
Dry red chilli - 4
Tomato - 1 big (chopped)
Chilli powder - 1 tblspn
Tamarind concentrate - 1 tblspn
Oil - 4 tblspn
Salt to taste

Get going..........

  1. Dry roast cumin and peanuts. At the last stage add fenugreek and cool them. Then grind them into powder.
  2. Heat a tawa with 2 tblspn of oil and add the brinjals. Saute till they become tender. Remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. In the same tawa, add the remaining oil and season it with curry leaves, mustard seeds, cinnamon and dry chillies. Add tomatoes and cook until they become mushy.
  4. Now add the chilli powder, tamarind and the brinjals along with 1/4 cup water. Add the ground peanut mixture and cook till the oil separates on the sides of the tawa.
  5. Garnish it with cilantro.
Serve it along with briyani and enjoy..... also goes well with rice and roti.

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