BRINJAL RAW BANANA KOOTU

BRINJAL RAW BANANA KOOTU (Thirunelveli special)

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ITEMS REQUIRED:

Brinjal-¾ kg

Raw banana-1 or ½(if big)

Channa dal-¼ spoon

Tamarind-¼  lemon size

Salt-as required

Hing-liberal pinch

Curry leaf-1 strip

For frying and making paste:

Cooking oil-1 spoon 

Whole urad dal-3 spoons

Red chilly-4

Coconut-½ cup(raw)

For tempering:

Coconut oil-1 spoon

Mustard-little

Urad dal-little

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METHOD:

  • Soak tamarind, extract juice and pour tamarind water in a mud pot (if not available, big, thick bottomed vessel). 
  • Add channa dal to it. 
  • Cut brinjal and raw banana into big pieces and add to pot. 
  • Add salt & hing and allow to boil.
  • Close it partially (otherwise water may spill out). 
  • Heat cooking oil, fry urad dal and red chillies(don’t add coconut).
  • In mixie , add raw coconut, fried items  and grind with water as a fine paste. 
  • Once vegetable is fully cooked, add the paste.
  • Mix it well and switch off burner after couple of minutes. 
  • Season with mustard and urad dal in coconut oil.
  • Add curry leaves.  (curry leaves can be added at any stage, even while boiling).

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It is a very special kootu of Tirunelveli.  Tastes extremely good.  It is a feast for brinjal lovers.

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