Kathirikkai thovayal /Brinjal chutney:
South Indian breakfast or dinner, needs variety of side dishes to make the main dish effective and toothsome to consume on daily basis. Instead of repeating the same menu, here are some interesting and healthy chutnies to include in your repertoire, Brinjal thovayal, ginger thovayal, stem of plantain (vazhaithandu) thovayal and beetroot thovayal are delicious combination to match with idly and dosa varieties.
Kathirikkai thovayal is an easy and palatable side dish for dosa and Idli varieties.
Ingredients: serves three person
Brinjal-2 to 3 nos or egg plant
Green chilli -4 to 5
Curry leaves-2 twigs
Tomato-1 small or half
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Take 2 or 3 brinjals cut in to small cubes,cut onion and tomato.
2.Heat wok season it with the above “To temper” ingredients, add curry leaves and cut brinjal, saute for a while, add onion and green chilli cook in medium flame for about 5 minutes or until brinjal gets soft.
3.Add tomato,salt,coconut and tamarind stir it for a minute or 2, allow it to room temperature.
4.Grind to a coarse chutney or smooth as you prefer.