Friday, February 15, 2013

Katharikkai Phata Phat Curry

#KatharikkaiPhataPhatCurry - #KatharikkaiKaraCurry : The simplest curry & requires very less time to prepare.
The taste depends on the type of #katharikkai ( #brinjal )  taken & the quantity of chopped onions used.

Katharikkai Kara Curry [ Brinjal Phata Phat Curry ]

Ingredients :
Katharikkai [ brinjal ]       : 150gms ( 4 to 5 medium size )
Onion sliced                       : 2 medium size
Turmeric powder                 : 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds                   : 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal                           : 1 tsp
Red chilly                           : 1 or 2 ( adjust to taste )
Curry leaves                       : 8
Spring onion chopped         : 1/2 cup ( optional )
Carrot nicely chopped        : 2 Tsp [ optional ]
Capsicum chopped             : 2 Tsp [ optional ]
Oil                                      : 4 tsp
Salt                                    : adjust to taste

Method :
Heat a kadai over a slow flame with oil.
When oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds.
Add broken red chillies after mustard splutters.
Then add urad dhal.
When urad dhal becomes golden brown, add turmeric powder, curry leaves and onion.
Saute for few second and then add spring onions.
Stir well for few seconds.
Then add katharikkai ( brinjal ) pieces and salt.

Stir well and close with a lid. Add carrot and capsicum and saute for a few seconds. Again close with the lid and cook. 

Keep stirring at regular intervals.
When water dries up, the skin of brinjal becomes shiny. The color of the skin also changes.

Katharikkai [ brinjal ] takes around 5 to 8 minutes to cook. 
When brinjal pieces are cooked soft transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Katharikkai Kara Curry [ Brinjal Phata Phat Curry ]

This curry goes well with sambar rice, rasam rice and even for curd rice also.

Note :

Here only red chilly is added to make it spicy. If you want it to be more spicy add one or two red chilly or add red chilly powder.

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