I learnt this recipe from my mom. We call this recipe , “Kathrika Sabji”. After coming to the U.S., I heard from my friends there is another name for this recipe. It is often called “Kathrika Gotsu”. This recipe is the best accompaniment with idlys and dosas. I like this recipe for the tangy flavor. Here goes the recipe!!
- 3-4 Eggplants
- 1 Onion or 10 pearl onions finely chopped
- 1 tomato finely chopped
- 4-5 red chilies
- 1tsp of ginger-garlic paste
- ¼ cup tamarind extract
- ½ tsp turmeric
- Salt for taste
For seasoning: Mustard, Cumin, cloves, cinnamon stick and curry leaves.
- Chop the eggplant to small pieces and place them in water adding salt to prevent discoloration.
- Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin, cloves, cinnamon stick and curry leaves.
Add onions and ginger- garlic paste to this and sauté until the onions become translucent. Add tomatoes and turmeric and cook for few minutes until the tomato becomes soft and tender.
To this add the eggplants, sauté them with the mixture to absorb the flavors. Add the tamarind extract and salt.
Cover cook for 15 minutes in medium heat until the eggplant becomes really soft.
Turn off heat and mash the mixture with the whisk or wood masher.
Serve hot with idly, dosa or pongal.