Eggplant cowgram dry curry / Kathirikai karamani varuval

by - December 13, 2011

              After lots of hungama, I am finally into my world to continue my work without disappointing my dear readers and friends.  For now I am going to share this simple and healthy recipes to you all. let check it out friends......

Eggplant - 5 ~7 (cut into four with stem part)
Cow gram/Karamani - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/4 cup, Finally chopped
Tomato -   2tbsp, finally chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, crushed
Turmeric powder - A pinch
Kuzhambu milagai thool / Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
Water - As required (optional)
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2tbsp
Mustard seeds  - 1/4tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves - As required

Minced Cilantro - As required for garnishing

  • Soak Cow gram/ Karamani overnight and pressure cook with 1 cup of water and little salt for 4 whistle's.
  • Once pressure releases open the cooker and drain the water. Keep both karamai & water separately.
  • Heat Oil in a Kadai or Pan. Add mustard, let it splutters. then add remaining Seasoning ingredients as listed, saute them.
  • Add chopped onions and saute it. When Onion turns transparent, add crushed garlic and saute for an minute.
  • Add eggplant , Saute till it turns soft and glossy in low heat.
  • Add tomato, Saute an minute, To this add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. Mix well
  • Add required amount of drained karamani water and cook it in  low heat.
  • Adjust salt to taste.
  • when water evaporates o oil separates from the curry, turn off the heat and garnish with cilantro.
  • Taste great with sambar rice, curd rice...

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  1. a new combo..looks very yum...Do check my blog for xmas special event.

  2. Nice Receipes....i do this often with combinationf or Keerai rice or moorkuzhambhu rice....

    How are you and kids?Takecare..

  3. A very yummy and delicious looking curry

  4. Wow that looks wonderful.Lovely photos

  5. I can have this irresistible dry curry with some hot rasam rice..yum yum.

  6. awesome recipe..Thanks for sharing..


  7. Healthy and delicious combination.. looks super delicious !!
    Indian Cuisine

  8. Nice click on kathirikai karamani varuval...luv this combo..

  9. Nice click on kathirikai karamani varuval...luv this combo..

  10. Spicy and super tempting..nice recipe Sara

  11. So flavorful and tempting fry...wonderful clicks..

  12. you haven't mentioned when to add the karamani!!!!


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