Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Kathrikai (Brinjal) Bajji

I have seen so many events which had brinjal as the main component! but unfortunately I couldn't participate in those events! As I saw pooja's 'Vegetable of the week' I saw an opportunity to post our favorite kathrikai bajji!

I really dont know how this dish got this name.Its not like all deep fried bajjis.Its not at all in the bajji family itself!!!!!


Brinjal – ½ kg -chopped
Onion – 3 chopped
Tomato – ½ kg – chopped
Red chillies – 5 to 6
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – as per the requirement

This is a very nice dish which I learnt from my MIL.

Heat oil in a cooker. Put onion ,red chillies ,brinjal and tomatoes. Add enough water to cook. Then pressure cook it. It should be cooked very well. Drain the excess water.Add salt.Then smash the brinjal thoroughly and serve hot with dosais.

This is my entry to the 'Vegetable of the week'


Asha said...

Simple and delicious!:))

Pooja said...

Dear Usha,
Thats a lovely entry with eggplant. I am glad you made this , thanks a lot for sharing, its so easy to make, novice cook can even follow your recipe easily.
thanks a lot for being a part of VoW Family :) .

ushaprashanth said...

Hi asha!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi Pooja!
Thanks for your comment!

Dhivya said...

hi usha first time here....nice and wonderful blog...kathirikai bajji looks yummy...my mom make the same....

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Dhivya!
Thanks for your comment!!!

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Suganya said...

Not at all like regular bajji, so true. I was kinda confused to see 'bajji' as a gravy. What weird names some dishes got :). You should ask you mom or MIL for the reason behind the name.

Nimmy said...

hey usha :-)
i finally responded to your comment on my blog. :) thanks a lot for leaving a comment on my post and glad you liked my poem.

i am glad i visited your blog...tempted to try some of your recipes....will keep in touch with your recipes...! :)

Tif said...

Hi Usha! I found your blog through the leftover queen's forum. I really love what I"ve seen of your dishes and can't wait to try some of them. I am allergic to curry leaves, so it is really exciting to see some recipes that don't use them.

P.S. Thanks for the great tip about tamarind and yams!