May 2, 2014

Kathirikai Podimas

An incredible sauteed brinjal recipe made with freshly ground spices. The podi (means "powder") is made from roasted bengal gram, pepper, cumin seeds and red chili. 
This is a slow roasted and time consuming recipe. But its worth  all the time spent on this recipe. The best combo are  when served with curd rice, chapathi and as a side dish with sambar rice. 


1 kg Purple brinjals, diced
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 cup Oil

For podi - 
2 tsp Bengal gram
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Pepper corns
5-8 Byadgi red chilies


  • Roast all the ingredients listed under podi together in a pan. Let it cool
  • Grind it into a smooth powder
  • On a preheated pan, add oil. When it turns smoky, add brinjal and turmeric powder. Saute on medium heat for 20 minutes until it is completely cooked and water is completely evaporates
  • Add the freshly prepared podi powder and season it with salt. Mix well and saute on low heat for 5 minutes
  • Serve with curd rice, chapathi or sambar rice

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