Thursday, January 15, 2009

Eggplant Pulikozhambhu

Pulikozhambhu can be made in different varieties like with vettals[chuddakkai,marthankali etc...]
or with vegetables like eggplant,okra,karela and onion.

Eggplant Pulikozhambhu


Eggplant - 4 medium chopped in to small cubes
Onion-1 medium chopped into small chunk

tamarind water - 2 1/4 cups

turmeric powder-1/2tsp

pulikozhambhu powder /sambar powder - 3/4 tbs


mustard seeds-1tsp
chana Dal-1/2tbs
red chillies-4
sesame oil -1tbs

salt-to taste


curry leaves -7-8


Soak a golf ball size tamarind in 2 1/4 cups warm water an squeeze the juice out.Strain it and keep it aside.

In a pan add the seasoning,curry leaves and oil ,when it splutters add the onion and eggplant .Saute until the raw smell of onion disappears.
Add the tamarind juice,turmeric powder and salt and cook in medium flame until eggplant is soft.

Mix kozhambhu powder with 2 tbs water and make a paste. Add this to the eggplant kozhambhu and bring it to boil. Add the hing and remove from the flame.
Serve hot with rice.

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