Kathirikkai Masiyal | கத்திரிக்காய் மசியல் | Brinjal Masiyal
Kathirikkai Masiyal is a tamarind based kuzhambu made using brinjal and green chili as a key ingredients. This tangy kuzhambu is a great accompaniment to Pongal, Idli and Dosa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 people
- 5 Brinjal Finely Chopped
- 1 Gooseberry Size Tamarind
- 1 Onion Finely Chopped, optional
- 5 Green Chili Slit
- 1 tsp Rice Flour
- Few Curry Leaves
- 2 tbsp Oil
- a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
- a Pinch Fenugreek Powder
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
- Few Curry leaves
Cooking Onion and Brinjal
Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions till translucent. Add the chopped brinjal and green chili to the pan.
Saute the brinjals in medium flame till the brinjal is cooked completely. Once the brinjal is cooked completely, mash it nicely. I used a potato masher to mash it. We can also use curd beater.
Cooking with tamarind water
Then, add the tamarind extract along with salt and boil the tamarind juice for about 5 mins
Meanwhile, mix rice flour with a tablespoon of water and stir well without any lumps
Once the raw smell of the tamarind goes off, add the rice flour paste and give a good mix. Finally add grated jaggery and teared curry leaves the masiyal and swtich off the flame
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add the split urad dal and fry till light golden color. Add curry leaves and give a mix. Switch off the flame
Add this tempering to the Brinjal Masiyal and give mix.
Serve this tangy and spicy Kathirikkai Masiyal with Ven Pongal, Dosa or Idli and enjoy this delicious accompaniment.
- We can add a teaspoon of grated jaggery to enhance the flavor of the masiyal
- You can skip the onion and make it no-onion / no garlic kuzhambu
Serving: 0.25Cup | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g