Chettinad katharikkai thalaikkari aviyal recipe

Chettinad katharikkai thalaikkari aviyal recipe is a popular side dish prepared for idli or dosa. This is a vegetarian side dish prepared with brinjal but in the same method as we prepare with lamb head and so this was named as “thalaikkari” in chettinad.  Onion, tomato, brinjal, potato, coconut, poppy seeds, roasted gram, fennel seeds, cashews and spices were the ingredients used. Other dishes we have already prepared with brinjal are brinjal sambar,Chettinad katharikkai kootubrinjal masalaEnnai Kathirikaai Kuzhambu (Chettinad)stuffed brinjal roast Chettinad Katharikkai kosumalli and Punjabi style Baingan Bharta. Now let us see how to prepare this brinjal side dish.

Chettinad katharikkai thalaikkari aviyal recipe – Ingredients:- 

  • brinjal / katharikkai – 4 number
  • potato / urulaikizhangu – 1
  • onion – 1
  • tomato – 1
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • salt – to taste
Brinjal, potato, onion and tomato
Brinjal, potato, onion and tomato

To grind:-

  • red chillies / vara milagai – 5 number
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1 tsp
  • roasted gram / pottu kadalai – 2 tsp
  • cashew nuts / mundhiri – 4 number
  • poppy seeds / kasa kasa – 3/4 tsp
  • grated coconut / thengai thuruval -1/2 cup (200 ml cup)
Ingredients to grind
Ingredients to grind

For Seasoning:- 

  • veg oil – 1 tsp
  • bay leaf – 1
  • cinnamon stick – 1 inch piece
  • cardomom – 2 number
  • cloves – 3 number
Ingredients for seasoning
Ingredients for seasoning

Method:- 

1. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan and add red chillies.

Frying red chillies in oil
Frying red chillies in oil

2. Next add fennel seeds, roasted gram and cashews.

Frying ingredients in pan
Frying ingredients in pan

3. Switch off the stove and add poppy seeds and grated coconut. Cool down to room temperature and grind it into a fine paste.

Frying ingredients in pan
Frying ingredients in pan

4. Chop onion and tomatoes and keep it ready along with few curry leaves.

Onion, tomato and curry leaves
Onion, tomato and curry leaves

5. Chop brinjals and potato into small square pieces and put it in water.

Chopped brinjal and potato in water
Chopped brinjal and potato in water

6. Heat a fry pan with one tsp of oil put bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardomom and cloves.

Seasoning
Seasoning

7. When it splutters add chopped onions and curry leaves.

Chopped onions added
Chopped onions added

8. When onions turn pale add chopped tomatoes.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

9. Fry for 2 minutes and then add chopped brinjals and potato.

Chopped brinjal and potato added
Chopped brinjal and potato added

10. Fry for 2 minutes and add one cup of water along with turmeric powder. Close and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Water added
Water added

11. When the ingredients were cooked well and becomes soft add salt and ground coconut mix.

Ground mix added
Ground mix added

12. Mix everything well, allow it to boil for 2 minutes and add one tsp of lemon juice. Transfer to serving bowl and serve as side dish for idli or dosa.

Chettinad katharikkai thalaikkari aviyal recipe
Chettinad katharikkai thalaikkari aviyal recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.