Chettinad Kosumalli recipe | செட்டிநாடு கோசுமல்லி

Chettinad Kosumalli recipe | செட்டிநாடு கோசுமல்லி is one of the popular side dish in Chettinad Cuisine  which we serve with idiyappam or dosai. This is one of my favourite recipe too which I learned from my mother and I wish to share it with you people today. It is a very easy to prepare recipe if you follow the steps given below carefully.

We use brinjals, potato, onion, tomato, green chillies and moong dal to prepare kosumalli. We add tamarind paste or juice and salt to enhance its taste. You can choose any type of brinjal which is available in the market. Here we use green chillies. Let’s see about the method of preparation now.

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Chettinad Kosumalli recipe – Ingredients:-
  • brinjal -4 (chopped)
  • potato – 1 (chopped)
  • tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • green chillies – 4-5 (slit)
  • moong dal – 3/4 cup
  • turmeric powder/ manjal thool – 1/4 tsp
Chopped brinjals, potato, onion, tomato, green chillies and moong dal in the cup
  • tamarind paste – 1 tsp (or juice extracted from lemon size tamarind)
  • salt – to taste

For seasoning:-

  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds / vendhayam- 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungayam – pinch
Ingredients for seasoning
Chettinad Kosumalli recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly cook chopped brinjal, tomato, potato, onion, green chillies, turmeric powder and moong dal for one whistle in a pressure cooker.

Cooking vegetables in pressure cooker

2. Secondly once when pressure is released open the pressure cooker. Add salt and tamarind paste or tamarind juice extracted with enough water and bring to boil again.

3. Further heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida and when it splutters add curry leaves, red chilly and switch off the stove.

Seasoning in pan

4. Finally add to the boiling kosumalli. Serve with hot idli’s, dosa or idiyappam as side dish.

Chettinad Kosumalli recipe
Chettinad Kosumalli recipe

For other Chettinad side dishes click on the links below

1. Chettinad Breakfast Sambar recipe | செட்டிநாடு சாம்பார்

2. Chettinad Vengaya kosu recipe | செட்டிநாடு வெங்காயக்கோஸ்

3. Chettinad kaaikari Mandi recipe | செட்டிநாடு காய்கறி மண்டி

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