Aubergine/Brinjal/Kathirikkai Thuvaiyal

This is my husband’s favorite dish. This can be mixed with rice or eaten along with Idli/Dosa/Chappathi.

Ingredients:

Aubergine (Large) 1

Red chillies 2 or 3

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Urad dal 3 tsp

Refined oil 1tsp

Tamarind, small lemon-sized, soaked in water for a minute

Asafoetida a pinch

Salt to taste

Method:

aubergine Ingredients

1. Roast the aubergine on the stove (directly over fire) or in an oven for 8 to 9 min till the skin is ready to peel.

2. Remove the aubergine and peel the skin. Mash the flesh or cut into 3 slices.

3. Heat the oil in a pan and sautee the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and asafoetida for a few seconds.

4. Remove and allow the mixture to cool and grind all the ingredients together.

Kathirikkai thuvaiyal

Tips:

It is always good to add the mashed aubergine and the fried urad dal at the end when you are grinding.

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