Nov 11, 2010


Pongali and coconut chutney or coriander chutney is my favorite since I tried and taste with eggplant gostu.A good combination with dosa and I enjoyed this with roti also.Making process of this eggplant gostu is just like baingan bharta but little difference in seasoning and we don't use tamarind in baingan bhartha.No onion and garlic in this recipe but if you like can add onion and garlic in seasoning.


Recipe Source : Chef in you
Eggplant ---1 large (kathrikkai, vankaya, brinjal)
Tamarind paste -- 1 tab sp (soak gooseberry size tamarind in hot water for 10 mi and extract juice with 1 cup water.)
Salt -- 1/ teasp or accordind to your taste
Oil -- 1 tabsp
Split black gram -- 1 tea sp(urad dal, minapappu)
Split pigeon peas -- 1 tea sp(tour dal, kandipappu)
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Dried red chillies -- 3 broken
Asafortida -- a pinch
Curry leaves -- a spring



Wash wipe eggplant and apply little oil .
Cook whole eggplant on direct flame on a gas stove or you can broil it in a oven till tender.
Remove from flame and let it cool,peal the skin and chop.
Mix tamarind paste with 1 cup water if you are using tamarind pulp or you like to use tamarind then extract the juice with 1 cup water and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add lentils, broken red chilies and fry for a minute.
Now add tamarind juice and curry leaves cook till the raw smell of the tamarind disappear. It will take 10 to 15 min in a low flame.
Add asafoetida mix well then add chopped eggplant.
Stir well to combine every thing well and let it boil for another 5 min.
Check the consistency that should be like chutney, if it is too watery then boil for some more time.
Serve with pongali


Hari Chandana P said...

Wowwwwwwwwww.. looks soo tempting and delicious.. amazing presentation dear.. thanks for sharing !!

Unknown said...

With tamarind and brinjal...yummy combination

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Visitng ur space after a long time. .dear... U seemed to be on break ... in between .

Nice presentation and a new dish to me...

Nithya said...

Kathirikkai is my dad's favorite. I'm pretty sure he would love this one too. Will make it for him soon :) thanks for the recipe :)

Priya Suresh said...

My fav,just love with hot steaming idlies..

Padma said...

Very inviting. Perfect with rice.

Lakshmi said...

It looks soo very tempting Rekha. How are you?

Cynthia said...

You know I have a complicated relationship with eggplant but I have to tell you this dish is making me yearn for some eggplant :)

jayasree said...

Looks delicious..I love the aroma of smoked eggplant

Raks said...

You dont know how I am mad about this dish,love it like anything,liked ur version,looks so delicious!!

Shanavi said...

Nice looking dhal..a simple as well a comfort food..

Sujana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks so inviting...
Do visit me, when time permits..


Dinetonite said...

That looks deelishuss! Will definitely be serving egg plant at my next dinner party.