Saturday, February 5, 2011

Brinjal dal/Vankaya pappu

Brinjal / egg plant is a favorite veggie for Sri.He wants brinjal to be cooked atleast once a week and if I cook throughout the week too he dont say NO to brinjal.I am allergic to brinji but for him I cook different variations of brinjal from stuffed recipe to roasted recipe.Brinjal dal/vankaya pappu is one among the variations which I cook.

  • 1 cup tur dal soaked for 20 minutes in 2 cups water
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind made into paste
  • 2 brinjals cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
 For poppu/tadka:
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 fenugreek seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • curry leaves
  • coriander leaves
  • 5-6 garlic pods
  • 1 medium sized onion cut into pieces length wise
  • 1 tbsp oil
  1. Add turmeric powder to dal.Cook dal along with brinjal pieces in pressure cooker for 3 whistles.Keep aside.
  2. Once cooled remove the cooker lid and mash the dal and brinjal.
  3. In a pan heat oil,add poppu seeds and once spluttered add onions ,garlic,red chilly,curry leaves.Saute till onions become transparent.
  4. Finally add salt,tamarind paste and cook till the rawness of tamarind diappears.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

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