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Kathirikai Kichadi

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This is a yum side dish for idli or dosai and is similar to the thakkali kichadi recipe I posted earlier. You can try this instead of chutneys for a change.
  Brinjal 6 Medium, chopped
  Onion 2 Medium, chopped
  Tamarind ball 1 Small (3 gems candy size)
  Green chili 2 , slit lengthwise
  Red chili 1 , broken
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Water 400 Milliliter
  Corn flour 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

1. Put the chopped brinjals in a bowl filled with water. This will help keep the vegetable from turning black.

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2. In a frying pan, sputter mustard and urad dal with 1 teaspoon of oil. Fry red chilies and curry leaves. Keep it ready.
3. Soak tamarind in 100 ml water to make tamarind water. Filter and keep ready.
4. Add a teaspoon of cornflour to a tablespoon of water. Mix without clumps and keep ready.

5. Take the pressure cooker, add oil, and heat.
6. Throw in onion and green chilies. Saute. Add brinjals. Saute well.
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7. Pour tamarind water along with 300 ml water. Sprinkle salt. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
8. Once it cools, save the water from the cooker in a container and mash the brinjals well. Pour the retained water into the brinjals again and bring it to a boil. Add the cornflour mix to the dish. Mix it well. Add the tempered mixture. Garnish with coriander and switch off stove.
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9. Serve hot as a side dish for idli or dosai.

Things You Will Need
Pressure cooker
Frying pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
I simply love this dish. Infact, this is the only brinjal dish that I liked as a child. kathirikai kichadi with hot hot idlis will disappear from my plate in no time (nothing has changed now, for that matter) :) I like to add a lot of this kichadi over idlis, add a teaspoon of oil, and have it. I know, I know, oil means cholesterol - but I just can't help adding it! Pressure cooking it makes the dish very soft and mashable and makes it kid friendly too. If you'd like, feel free to add an extra chili if you want it really spicy. Do make this simple superb dish, and I am sure you will begin to like it!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 204 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.1%

Saturated Fat 0.98 g4.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 93.1 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.3 g65.2%

Sugars 14.1 g

Protein 6 g11.8%

Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 49.3%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 8.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kathirikai Kichadi Recipe