K^4 Kathirikai Kondai kadalai Kootu

Kathirikai is not a liked vegetable in many houses ,especially the children . Wanted to make the simple kathirikai interesting ,the result K^4 —- kathirikai kondai kadalai kootu. It’s a superb combination with any moru kootan ,rasam or even with chapathi.


Kathirikai / Brinjal — 250gms

Kondai kadalai — 1/4 cup

Tamarind —- small lemon size

Scrapped Coconut —- 1/4 cup

Raw rice. — 1 tablespoon

Urad dal —- 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds — 1 teaspoon

Whole pepper. — 3/4 teaspoon

Mustard seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder —- 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 1 teaspoon

Coconut oil —- 1 tablespoon

A bunch of curry leaves.


Soak the kondai kadalai for minimum 6 hours and pressure cook them. Cut the brinjal into small pieces and keep them immersed in water till you cook it to avoid discoloring . Soak the tamarind in an glass of water and remove its juice. Remove the brinjal from the water. Cook the brinjal in tamarind juice adding salt and turmeric. Meanwhile in a pan dry roast the pepper and cumin seeds ,keep aside . In the same pan dry roast the urad dal and raw rice till they change colour ,add the curry leaves,stir .when the curry leaves becomes dry remove from heat. Cool all the fried ingredients and powder them coarsely . Once the brinjal is cooked add the cooked kondai kadalai ,give it a stir and further cook for 2 minutes . Now add the grounded powder and cook for further 2 minutes . Put of the heat. Heat oil ,add the mustard seeds,when they crackle add the scrapped coconut and fry till they the coconut turns red in colour. Add this tempering to the kootu. K^4 is ready .

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