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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brinjal - Karamani Curry - a Microwave Recipe

This Brinjal-Karamani Kootu is a popular dish of Tamil Nadu.This easy and tasty dish needs just 15 mins microwave cooking-time.The Black-Eyed Peas (Karamani) should get soaked overnight or atleast 5 hours if done for dinner.This dish is an excellent combination for plain rice or Curd rice or Rice and rasam. This can accompany all Indian breads and bread slices .Try this recipe at home and post ur comments.
Brinjal-Karamani Curry - Brinjal pieces and soaked Karamani cooked with spices


    5 good Brinjals - cut into bite size pieces
    2 tbsp fine coconut paste(ground with 2 green chillies,1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1 small onion and 1 garlic pearl)
    1 cup Karamani-Black-Eyed Peas (soaked overnight)
    2 tbsp finely chopped onions
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    2 whole red chillies
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    few curry leaves
    few coriander leaves
    1 cup water
    2 tsp refined oil
    1 tsp or salt to taste


    1.Take a microwave bowl and add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,chopped onions, whole red chillies,curry
leaves and refined oil.Mix them well.Microwave high for a min.
    2.Mix all the other ingredients including 1 cup water except the coconut paste and add this to the above bowl.Microwave this on high for 7 mins or till water evaporates.
    3.Take the bowl out after 5 mins.Add the coconut paste,mix this well and microwave this on high for another 3-4 mins.
    4.Take the bowl out after 5 mins carefully.Serve this Brinjal-Karamani curry hot with rice and sambar, karakuzhambu,Rasam or Curd,Chapati or Idli -dosa.

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