Brinjal podi thooval
Tamarind paste -2 tbsp
Cook dal and mash it nicely. In a pressure cooker add the tamarind juice,mashed dal,pumpkin,turmeric powder,asafetida,rock salt,sambar powder and chili powder. Add curry leaves mix well and pressure cook with two whistles. Let the steam out and add rice flour to thicken the consistency and add a teaspoon of ghee. And in a pan add oil,mustard and fenugreek and finish tadka on to the sambar. If you prefer add coriander leaves..
Garlic-6 chopped or crushed
Mashed dal-1/4 cup
In a vessel add tamarind juice and chopped tomatoes,garlic.Add asafetida,turmeric powder,salt and allow it to boil for 5 minutes. Then add curry leaves and allow it to boil for 5 more minutes and then add dal water and low the flame and add chopped coriander leaves and do the tadka and remove from flame.. hot garlicky rasam is ready..
Brinjal podi thooval:
To make curry powder:
In a pan add little oil,3 red chilies,urud dal 2tsp,Chana dal-2tsp,asafetida. Sauté well and powder it well.
Boil brinjal for 6 mins high in microwave. Then in a pan add oil,mustard,urud dal,curry leaves and the boiled brinjal. Sauté for a minute and then add turmeric ,asafetida,chili powder,salt and toss.now add the grounded curry powder. Toss for 5 minutes. Now the poriyal is ready.
•can also cross cut the whole brinjal and stuff this curry powder and fry them.
• use ghee instead of oil
Ginger-1 big piece
Tamarind- small piece
In a pan add oil and then add red chili,urud dal,asafetida and fry well.
Then in a pan add little oil and add chopped ginger and then add everything to the blender and add coconut and grind it into smooth paste.
•can substitute green chili instead of red chili.