Brinjal (Eggplant) Kootu

Recipe by Radhai Sivaraman of

Can be had with plain rice and papad

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    1 Big Eggplant 100 gms Peas ½ Coconut ½ cup Toor daal 3/4 tsp Tamarind paste a pinch of Asafeotida a pinch of Turmeric powder 2 Red chillies 2 tsp Coriander (Dhania) seeds 2 tsp Cumin seeds


    Pressure cook toor daal and peas separately. Chop the eggplant into small pieces and soak them in tamarind water for about 10 minutes Cook the eggplant in tamarind water along with turmeric powder, asafeotide and salt. Grate the coconut, add red chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds and blend it in a blender Now add the peas and cook for about 3 minutes To this add toor daal and coconut paste and cook for 5 minutes (till it boils) Garnish with mustard and urud daal