Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Katharika Thakali thokku / Eggplant with tomato



  This eggplant recipe is a perfect combination with plain rice and ghee. This particular recipe I like most from my mother’s cooking. This is easy and quick to make.
  My mom learnt this recipe from her mom , so this is passing through generations . It is a traditional recipe.
Ingredients:
Eggplant – ½ kg
Tomato – 4
Shallots – 10
Sambar podi – 1 tbs
Curry leaves – a sprig
Oil – 1 tbs
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
 Grated coconut – 2 tbs 9 optional )
Salt to taste


Method :
 Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
Add chopped shallots and curry leaves . stir well.
Now , add chopped tomato and mix well till it is mashed fully.
Add chopped eggplant , sambar podi and half a cup of water.
Cook under slow fire with closed lid.
Stir in between.
Add required salt and grated coconut (optional ) at this stage.
Serve with the steaming rice along with ghee.
Note :
 My grandmom will  add grated coconut to this after it is cooked. Due to health conscious , i won't add coconut. 

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