Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi

Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi is one of the common Chettinad recipe with brinjal. This dish can be served as side dish with rice or idli. We prepare this kootu with brinjal toor dal, onion, tomato, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, ghee and salt. You can use any type of tender brinjals for preparing this dish. We have already prepared a few dishes such as brinjal masalaBaingan BhartaStuffed Brinjal RoastEnnai Kathirikaai Kuzhambu (Chettinad)Chettinad Katharikkai kosumalli and Andhra style brinjal curry.

Ingredients:-

  • brinjal / katharikkai – 1/4 kg (chopped)
  • onion – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • tomato – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • curry leaves – few
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder preparation
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • cooked toor dal / thuvaram paruppu – 1 cup
  • ghee / nei – 1 tsp

Method:-

1. Chop brinjal into small pieces as shown in the photo and put it in water.

Chopped brinjal
Chopped brinjal

2. Chop onion (I have used pearl onions / sambar onions) tomato and keep it in a plate along with curry leaves.

Chopped onion, tomato and curry leaves
Chopped onion, tomato and curry leaves

3. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan. Add chopped onion and curry leaves and sauté for few minutes.

Onion and curry leaves in fry pan
Onion and curry leaves in fry pan

4. When onion turns pale add chopped tomatoes and sauté for few more minutes in low flame without sticking to the pan. Close and cook till tomatoes becomes mushy.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

5. Next add chopped brinjal and sauté.

Chopped brinjal added
Chopped brinjal added

6. Sauté for one minute and add one cup of water along with turmeric powder.

Water and turmeric powder added
Water and turmeric powder added

7. Close and cook till all vegetables were well cooked and becomes soft.

Red chilly powder and salt added
Red chilly powder and salt added

8. Now add red chilly powder and salt. Keep it in low flame till raw smell leaves the pan. Add required water and cumin seeds.

Water and cumin seeds added
Water and cumin seeds added

9. Next add cooked toor dal and mix well.

Cooked toor dal added
Cooked toor dal added

10. Keep it in low flame for two minutes.

Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi
Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi

11. Transfer to a serving bowl and add one tsp of ghee. Serve as side dish for  rice Idli Dosa or Chapathi.

Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi
Chettinad katharikkai kootu recipe | brinjal Pachadi

 

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