Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ennai Katrika / Brinjal Fry

For Brinjal lovers, here is a recipe for Brinjal Fry :)

Ingredients : 
  1. Small sized Brinjal - 200 gms
  2. Urad dhal / ulutham paruppu - 1/2 spoon
  3. Chenna dhal / kadala paruppu - 1/2 spoon
  4. Coriander seeds / Daniya - 1/2 spoon
  5. Red chillies - 3 
  6. Asafetida/ Perungayam-  small pinch 
  7. Salt - 1/2 spoon
  8. Mustard seeds/ kadugu - 1/4 spoon
  9. Gingely oil - 1 cup
  10. Curry leaves - 8 to 10
Procedure : 

  1. Take a frying pan add 1 spoon of gingely oil, Urad dhal and Chenna dhal . Fry till they turn red.
  2. Add Red chillies, Mustard seeds, and Coriander seeds and fry again till coriander seeds pop up.
  3. Remove the pan from heat, Allow the mixtre to cool and powder them.
  4. Cut open four equal parts from the backside of brinjals to stuff the mixture inside.
  5. Stuff the powder into brinjals.
  6. Take 1/2 cup gingely oil in the frying pan, add these brinjals in low flame.
  7. Saute once or twice and allow it to cook.
  8. Add more Oil if required. 
  9. Add Asafetida, Curry leaves and Salt as required.
  10. Saute then and there to cook brinjals evenly.
The Brinjal Fry / Enna kathrika is ready to eat. Serve Hot !!

Tips :
The powder prepared can be used with potato as well.



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