May 23, 2006

Kathiri Podi Curry

"Kathiri" is just the short form of Kathrika which means brinjal in Tamil. I have made this curry a couple of times and this time it came out perfect.I have just two words for this dish ("SIMPLY DELICIOUS").Yes it is and I wish that everybody tries this and enjoys!!! I made this curry today with Priya's Mor Keerai and the combination was really out of the world. My husband was in all praise of the curry and the mor keerai ,which really made all my effort worthwhile.




Ingredients

Brinjals- 10 preferably small(chopped into neat squares- Soak in salted water atleast 15 min)
salt - to taste
oil - for frying

To pulse

r.chilli-5
bengal gram dhal-1/2 tblsp
shredded coconut- 1 tblsp
asafoetida powder - little

Method

  1. Dry roast r.chillies and bengal gram dhal together till it changes color.Dry roast shredded coconut separately till golden brown color.Pulse the above ingredients 3 or 4 times.
  2. Heat about a tblsp of oil and fry the brinjals till it turns dark brown color. Once brinjals turn color completely add required salt and 1 heaped tsp of the powder and mix nicely and switch off immediately.
  3. Serve with hot rice and ghee/Priya's Mor Keerai

25 comments:

Priya said...

Thank you for mentioning about my Mor Keerai. You are too kind.
Iam glad both of you enjoyed the dish. My husband refused to eat by the looks of it :) Somehow i had to convince him. He liked it better than our usual Mor Kuzhambu's.

Kay said...

Looks great, BDSN! :) I'll give it a try as soon as I find small brinjals.

BDSN said...

Hi Priya
Well u r not going to beleive this..my hubby had a question mark look on his face too and I had to say that it tasted great and after having it he totally enjoyed ...wooh what a coincidence?

Hi Kay!!!
Thanks!!! Yes please do try and let me know ur result...

RP said...

Looks delicious BSDN. Eggplant is a favorite vegetable here at my home, but mostly get those giant eggplants from the local grocery stores. Will try this recipe when I buy the small ones next time.

shilpa said...

bdsn, I had tasted it once from one of my friends lunch box. He had given the whole story behind the 'kathrikai'. Thanks for the recipe. I will try it soon.

Reshma said...

looks delecious! am taking your word for it and adding brinjals to my grocery list:)

Menu Today said...

Hi BDSN,
Good post. I too make this curry for more kulambu. Thanx for sharing.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Your curry looks scrumptious BDSN!! I have read about this recipe just a few days back and I was thinking about giving it a try, now your post is giving me the much needed push :-)

Vineela said...

Hi BDSN,
Brinjal curry looks yummy.I do make this for hot rice and as usual it is rich in taste.I learnt from my mom and whenever brinjal will be fresh and small ,i will prefer to do this.thank sfor sharing.
vineela

Ashwini said...

Wow..I love trying out new brinjal recipes so this is a must try. Btw I tried your avial and it was super. Thanks for sharing

Kitchenmate said...

Ohh.. love this recipe.. mom makes similar kind with idli podi(we call that as hurry-burry curry) and i will give it a try... looks yumm!

Lakshmi said...

nice curry, luv this one, even we prepare this but a slightly different version.

spicehut said...

Sounds yummy & simple too.

BDSN said...

RP:THanks!!Iam sure u will like it if u try it!!
Shilpa: I wonder what story he told behind the kathrika..Hmmm??
Reshma:Thanks for the trust..iam sure this curry wont fail u!
MenuToday:Wow!!!Amazing!!!So you know what iam telling when i talk about the combo...
KrishnaArjuna: I too got this recipe from my South Indian cookbook and it did come out pretty neat!!!

BDSN said...

Vineela:I should thank u for dropping a comment inspite of making this curry at home!!Thanks Vineela!
Ashwini:Hey Ashwini since u liked my avial let me ask if you tried my drumstick sambhar...that was a hit in my house...if you dint try that i encourage u to try that...u will love it for sure...
KitchenMate: Really with idli podi...wow!!the sound of it itself makes my mouth water......i will try it sometime...
Lakshmi: THanks!!!!Look forward to it...
Spicehut:Thanks a lot!!!!

tony said...

can I cook this with any brinjal.. I am allergic to certain brinjals.. lol

BDSN said...

HAHAHA tony....

Well if u r allergic to certain type of brinjals go ahead and use the big brinjals...what else can u do right?...hehehe

Ashwini said...

BDSN - I tried this kathiri fry and looooved it :-) The podi is very flavorful and coats the eggplants nicely. I liked this even more than avial. Its the must try recipe of the week on my blog :-)

BDSN said...

Thanks a lot for trying this curry Ashwini...Iam so glad that u liked it...Hopefully i bring out more good recipes with good pictures in the future....

Vaishali said...

Hey BDSN,
This one is totally sans Tadka! That's interesting. I, too, have been meaning to try out Priya's Mor Keerai.

BDSN said...

Hey Vaishali...

It sure is a Tadka item...well when you have a chance u gotta try this combo!!!It's great!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi I was just wondering what greens you used for mor keerai here in the US. Also the link to Priyas mor keerai does not show up for some reason, so would appreciate if you could post the recipe on your blog.

Sumangala said...

Hi BDSN...

I never use to have brinjals while in India but after coming to US i have started making it. Also, I was trying some different recipie with Spinach . So, I tried Priya's Mor Keerai and your brinjal curry.. Both the dishes tasted gr8.

BDSN said...

I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. Thanks for trying out this dish..Please do try my other recipes and let me know how they came!