Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snake gourd -Brinjal Curry or Padavanga-Kathirikka curry



Today i thought of preparing some curry for our dinner.When i open my refrigerator i found the brinjal and snake gourd ...Suddenly i thought i can prepare a combinational curry with this 2 veggies...Suddenly i keep on searching the recipie on google. i found one blog named Solai's True Chettinad kitchen.she have a post named Kathirikka Malli pachadi..The original source of my recipie is from this blog but i customised it to our taste and style...
Here i used the Brinjal and Snake gourd We can call this curry as a simplified version of sambar.Actually its quick and easy...Hope all of you will ry this..Anyhow mine came out well so i thought of sharing this kathirikka padavalanga curry to all of my friends..
Ingredients:





Brinjal/Kathirikka small -2 nos
Snake  gourd   - 1 small
Onion -1
Tomato -1
Green chilli - 1no
Curry leaves - 3-4 leaves
Toor dal -1 small cup
Tamarind - 1 small portion

asafoetida - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder -3 tsp
Chilly Powder -1 tsp
Coriander leaves - (optional)

For seasoning
Mustardseeds - 1tsp
Curryleaves - 3-4 leaves
RedChilly -2 nos

 Preparation
Step 1: In a pressure cooker boil the toordal with turmeric powder and salt..


Step 2. Heat another  pan,Pour oil,when it get heated add the mustard seed,once it starts spluttering add redchilly and curryleaves 


Step3 Add onions and green chilly, once the onions gets the slight brown color add the  green chilly then  the brinjal and snake gourd ...saute for some time.Once the brinjal gets sauted add the tomatoes .stir continously.


Step 4. Add the turmeric powder coriander powder chilly powder and asafoetida .then stir for some time then add the cooked toor dal mix  tamarind water( to make this tamarind water  just soak the tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes) and  salt



 Step 5.Add 1 cup of water.Cook it for 10 -15 minutes in low flame...If u like to add some coriander leaves and curryleaves at the end..it will give more aroma to the dish...


Step6.Stir in between and check the salt..Add desired amount..

Points to ponder...
  • Do not add excess water....
  • Just cook the toordal in the pressure cooker until 2-3 whistle..

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