Brinjal Podi curry / கத்திரிக்காய் பொடி கறி



Ingredients

Brinjals                           : 6
Corinder seeds                : 11/2 tsp
Bengal gram dal              : 3 tbsps
Red chillies                      : 4 nos
Grated coconut                 : 2tbsps
Turmeric powder
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Oil
Salt
Asafoetida


Method

Dry roast , coconut , coriander seeds, red chillies , bengal gram dal till golden brown on low flame.
Let it cool , rough grind it and keep aside.
Cut the brinjal lengthwise , put  in water to avoid change of colour.
In a kadai add 2 tbsp oil , temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and  asafoetida.
Add chopped brinjal , salt, turmeric powder and cook in low flame.
Once 3/4th done, add spice powder and mix well.
Cook until the brinjals cooked well .
Remove from flame.
Serve hot.



Wheat rava upma kozhukattai / Broken wheat upma kozhukattai / Godhumai rava pidi kozhukattai / கோதுமை ரவை பிடி கொழுக்கட்டை



Ingredients 

Broken wheat           : 1 cup
Water                        : 2 cups
Grated coconut         : 1/4 cup
Red chilly                 : 2 
Green chilly              : 2
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Asafoetida
Oil 
Salt


Method

Dry roast broken wheat for few minutes , remove from pan and let it cool.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds ,then broken red chillies,green chillies,curry leaves,asafoetida one by one.
Add water,salt and let it boil.
When water just comes to a boil,put wheat rava (  broken wheat )  and coconut , mix well ,lower the flame and let it cook until the water evaporates.
Switch off the flame.
Spread the mixture on a plate and let it cool.
Take about 2 tbsps of the rava mixture,roll it into a cylindrical shape and steam it for 10 minutes.
Serve with kothasu or Sambar