Chidambaram Brinjal ( Kathirikkai ) Kosthu

Ingredients

Brinjal -- 1/2 kg
teaspoon tamarind paste -- 2 or 3
teaspoon coriander seeds -- 4
teaspoon bengal gram -- 4
teaspoon turmeric powder -- ¼
teaspoon mustard seeds -- 1
teaspoon asafoetida -- ½
curry leaves -- a few
salt -- to taste
cup oil -- 2

Preparation

1
Place a frying pan on fire and pour 2 tsp of oil and heat.
2
Add chillies , bengal gram and coriander seeds and fry it .
3
When the seeds splutter stop the fire and grind it to fine powder.
4
Heat 1/2 cup of oil in another kadai and fry onions and brinjal one by one.
5
Mash all the brinjals with a fork and keep both onions and brinjal aside.
6
Now add all the remaining oil and heat.
7
Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
8
When the seeds splutter add mashed brinjal, fried onions, tamarind paste,
9
Turmeric powder, salt and finally the powder.
10
When the kosthu releases oil, stop the fire and transfer into a dry bowl.
11
Serve hot with hot idlies.

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A very famous dish in Chidambaram , Tamilnadu , INDIA.

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February 10, 2010

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