Katharikai kosthu is a traditional recipe of Chithambaram. Brinjal is baked in flame, and then cooked along with special fresh masala, tamarind. It is very famous in Chithambaram, they serve along idly, Dosa, Pongal in hotels,. It is also a prasatham in Chithambaram Nataraja temple,.. It is made without onion and offered to God along with Samba rice.
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Brinjal – 2 large ( 400)
Big onion – 1 ( if you don’t want you can skip)
Tomato – 1 large
Tamarind – Lemon size
Coriander seeds – 4 tsp
Ulundu, Channa, Thour dhals – 1 tsp each
Vendayam – 1/2 tsp
Jeera – 1 tsp
Red chilli – 6
Salt, oil, mustard seeds, Ulundu, Chana dhals, hing, red chilli, curry, Coriander leaves, jaggery.
Wash brinjal and wipe. Spread little oil over it, and keep in flame. Flip it often and cook until it done. Put in water and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
Take out pulp from tamarind. In little oil fry all things and powder it in a mixi.
Peel the brinjal, wash well without any Burnt skins. Check whether any incests inside. Now mash in hands.
In oil fry mustard seeds, dhals, hing, red chilli, add onion and fry for 3 minutes. Add tomato and cook for 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, fresh grinded powder, mix well.
Add tamarind pulp, mashed brinjal, salt. Add little water, cook for 8 minutes. Add jaggery, curry, Coriander leaves, mix well and switch off.
Aromatic Chithambaram Katharikai Kosthu is ready. It will nice along ven pongal, idly, Dosa, rice.
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