Pitlai

Pitlai is another tasty south Indian dish similar to sambar. We do not use sambar powder, instead prepare with ground spices and coconut. This dish tastes best when mixed with rice and eaten with papad(appalam). Many does not prefer Bitter gourd due to its taste even though it has excellent medicinal values.when bitter gourd is…

Aubergine/Brinjal Pachadi

This is another variety of pachadi which is prepared similar to Aubergine/Brinjal/Kathirikkai Thuvaiyal , but the only difference is that you have to add the roasted brinjal to curd. Ingredients: Brinjal(Large) 1 or Brinjal 4 or 5 Thick curd 1 cup Refined oil 2 tsp Green Chillies 1 or 2 as per your taste Mustard…

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: 1. Roast…

Vengaya(Onion)/Kathirikkai(Brinjal) Gothsu

Eggplant(Brinjal)/onions cooked in a tangy tamarind gravy spiced with both red and green chillies, goes well with Ven Pongal or even dosas / Idlis. Ingredients: Onions/Brinjal, Chopped 1 1/2 cup Tamarind, Lemon-sized, soaked in 1 cup warm water for 5 min, juice extracted 1 Refined Oil 3 tsp Mustard seeds 3/4 tsp Dry red chillies…