Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kathirika Kadalai Kootu~Eggplant Garbanzo Kootu


Ingredients for making Kathirikai Kondakadalai Kootu ( Brinjal/Eggplant and Garbanzo/Chickpeas Kootu):
  • 1 cup - Garbanzo beans (canned or pre-soaked in water for 3 hrs)
  • 1 cup brinjal, 3 to 4 (cut in to small pieces)
  • Sambar powder - 1 Teaspoon
  • Tamarind Paste - 1 Teaspoon or a small lemon sized tamarind
  • Turmeric Powder - a small pinch
  • Red Chili powder - a small pinch (according to spiciness)
  • Red Gram Dal - 1/2 cup (cooked)
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Split Black Gram Dal - 1 Teaspoon
  • Red Chili - 1
  • Salt - according to taste
  • Cooking Oil - 1 teaspoon

Method for making Kathirikai Kondaikadalai Kootu:

Step 1: Cook the Garbanzo Beans and Red Gram Dal for 15 minutes or until cooked. Let it cool - keep it aside.( i normally pressure cook both of them together for 2 whistles - approx., 15 minutes)

Step 2: Wash and cut the Brinjals/Eggplants in to small pieces and keep it immersed in water if u are not planning to cook them immediately (preventing it from turning out black in color)

Step 3: Pre-heat a deep pan with 1 teaspoon of cooking oil ,add mustard seeds, red chili, black gram Dal, curry leaves, cut eggplant/brinjals and stir it for 2 minutes.

Step 4: Add Turmeric Powder, Chili Powder, Sambar Powder and stir nicely till nice aroma comes out...

Step 5: Add the tamarind paste with 2 cups of water and salt ,stir in nicely.

Step 6: Let it boil till raw smell of tamarind goes and the eggplant cooks...out .

Step 7: Add the cooked Garbanzo Beans, Red Gram Dal and mix nicely adjust by adding water ...according to the desired quantity.

Step 8: Let everything boil nicely... approx.. 5 minutes in reduced heat.

Can garnish this with kootu vadam and Cilantro (kothamali leaves)

Remove and let it cool..ready to serve...

This is a great side dish for Steamed White rice....or can eat this just as is...(healthy)

I served this dish with steamed white rice with little clarrified butter, Pappad, Simple Oni0n Pachadi...

15 comments:

Dibs said...

Yummy!

Dibs said...

BTW - Do you know the kootu vadam recipe? Do make a post of it as well!

Sujith said...

Great recipes and good presentation with photos. It was worth the read.

Ramya Bala said...

yumm..sounds tasty...

notyet100 said...

this sound syum,..

Priti said...

Something new for me..and it's looks just nice..lovely pictures.

Usha said...

What a unique combination,never used katrikai and chick pea together,will try this the next time I get eggplant,looks delicious :)

vb said...

I'm glad I stopped by. Two of my all-time favorite ingredients - eggplant and garbanzo beans - in one dish. It looks delicious!

Madhavi said...

Very nice recipe dear, look yummmm!!!

Shreya said...

Looks great. Awesome combo, never had it that way. Will try:-)

Tom Aarons said...

Love Chickpeas! Thanks for the recipe!

Indranee said...

Looks very tempting...great color and seasoning!

Sireesha said...

Very nice recipe sounds delicious...

Sukanya said...

Excellent recipe, Will definitely try this. Yummy photo

vanessa said...

beautiful blog. This looks amazing.