Saturday, October 26, 2013

Brinjal Mushroom Thayir Pachadi

#KatharikkaiKaalanThayirPachadi #BrinjalMushroomThayirPachadi : I am forced to find out other options for making Thayir Pachadi ( Raitha ) without onion since onions are too expensive to handle. Here I tried a #Pachadi with #Brinjal [ #Katharikkai ] and #Mushroom [ #Kaalan ]. This Thayir Pachadi was very tasty with a nice aroma of cumin.

Katharikkai KaalanThayir Pachadi [ Brinjal Mushroom Raitha ]

Ingredients :
Katharikkai ( brinjal )            : 1 small
Button Mushroom                 : 4
Curd                                    : 1/2 cup
Chopped big onion                : 1 tsp
Tomato chopped                   : 2 tsp
Grated Carrot                        : 2 tsp
Curry leaves                           : 6
Coriander leaved chopped       : 1 tsp
Oil                                         : 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder                   : a pinch

To Grind :
Coconut scrap                      : 2 tsp
Green chilly                          : 1 ( Adjust )
Small onion                          : 2
Cumin Seeds                        : 1/2 tsp

To Temper :
Mustard seeds                     : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal                            : 1/2 tsp
oil                                       : 1/2 tsp

Method :
Beat curd with a spoon and take in a serving bowl.
Wash mushroom well and keep aside.
Keep a kadai with 1/2 tsp of oil.
Cut brinjal into 5 mm thick pieces.
Add a pinch of turmeric powder and add cut pieces of brinjal.


Saute for few seconds and close with lid till it becomes soft.
Transfer into the bowl with curd.
Now add 1/2 tsp of oil again in kadai and saute mushroom pieces.


Water oozes out of mushroom pieces and keep stirring till become soft.
Transfer into the bowl with curd.
Grind all the ingredients given into a nice paste.
Add this ground paste also to curd.
Add all other ingredients given.
Put required amount of salt.


Mix well. Temper mustard seeds and urad dhal.
Transfer on to the prepared pachadi.
Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Katharikkai KaalanThayir Pachadi [ Brinjal Mushroom Raitha ]


A very good side dish for Briyani, Sambar Sadam, Tomato Rice.

Note :
The color is slightly yellowish because of turmeric powder used.
If Mushroom is not available then increase the amount of  Brinjal little more.