KATHIRIKAI PACHADI/ BRINJAL DIP - A FAMOUS ACCOMPANIMENT FOR YOUR BIRYANI DISHES




This is most famously made as an accompaniment for Biryani. Its a very typical south Indian dish. Its simple and delicious. Its slightly sweet slightly spicy and slightly sour! :D

I usually make it along with vegetable Biryani or chicken Biryani at home. The recipes can be viewed here and here respectively.  The vegetable biryani is a rice cooker version so its super easy and quick once you have all the veggies cut and ready.




INGREDIENTS:
brinjal - 2 big
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
dried red chilly, broken into two - 1
cardamom - 1
cloves - 3
cinnamon - thin 2 inch piece
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 10
onion, sliced - 1
garlic, peeled and sliced thin - 4 cloves
tomato, chopped - 1/2
green chilies, slit - 1
chili powder - 1/2 tsp
cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
fish curry masala - 1 tbsp
tamarind - 1 tbsp soaked in 1/2 cup hot water and then extract the juice.
tomato puree - 1 tbsp
white vinegar - 1 tbsp
sugar - 1 to 2 tbsp depending on your taste
salt to taste


PROCESS:
  • Cut the brinjals into wedges and slightly mix with a bit of salt. deep fry them till slightly browned. Drain them on a kitchen towel. keep aside
  • In a wok, heat about 4 tbsps of oil. Add the mustard seeds. After they start popping, Add the cinnamon, cloves , cardamom
  • Add the dried chilly and the curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more seconds till the raw smell leaves.
  • Add the sliced garlic and green chilies. 
  • Add the chilli powder , cumin powder and the fish curry powder. saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato and close and cook for a few minutes till it becomes mushy.
  • Add the fried brinjal and some salt.
  • Add the tamarind water and let it simmer.
  • When the water level has gone down a bit, add the tomato puree vinegar and sugar. mix well.
  • Add more water if need be to get the consistency required.

13 comments:

  1. I never knew biryani can be served with brinjal chutney. This sounds like a great recipe to make and serve. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. this is quite new to me... interesting...

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  3. yummy chutney. love to have it as a side.

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  4. I too made brinjal chutney yesterday looks tempting :)

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  5. My fave and can eat loads of such delicious chutney with loads of rice.

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  7. looks healthy& delicious!!

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  8. Excellent pachadi, feel like having some with rice.

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  9. Lovely colour and yummy dish

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  10. awesome...just love this recipe

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  11. Looks delicious, would love to try some..

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