Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan (Easy Brinjal Curry)

Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan (Easy Brinjal Curry)
AuthorVilasini Gopinath
RatingDifficultyIntermediate
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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins
Ingredients
 250 g Brinjal
 1 Tomato
 2 Onion
 5 Garlic Cloves
 7 Small onion
 5 tbsp Grated coconut
 1 ½ tsp Coriander powder
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 Tamarind - 1 big lime size
 ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
 1 Red chilli
 ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
 A Sprig of Curry leaves
 3 tbsp Oil
 Salt to taste
 Coriander leaves to garnish
Method
1

Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan or the Easy Brinjal Curry is a traditional dish of South India and most of the festival means are incomplete without this dish. It is best when had with plain rice.

Here is the full method to make this brinjal curry.
First, soak tamarind in 1 cup of water. Then extract the tamarind juice from it and keep it aside.

2

The next step is to heat 1 tsp of oil and fry the small onions and garlic in it. Sauté well. Then add the tomatoes. When it is cooked, add the grated coconut, sauté for 1 minute then take out from the heat. Let it cool for sometime and then grind it into a paste.

3

Heat rest of the oil in a pressure cooker. Add the mustard seeds, then when it crackles add the fenugreek seeds, red chilli and curry leaves. When the fenugreek seeds get a golden colour, add the minced onions and sauté well.

Put in the brinjals and sauté. Then add the chilli, turmeric and coriander powders. Also add salt to taste. Sauté till the raw smell of spices is gone. Then add the extracted tamarind juice and the ground coconut paste. Let it pressure cook for one whistle. Leave it for sometime for the pressure to release. Then garnish the Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

Recipe by : Vilasini Gopinath

Disclaimer : The nutrition facts given in this site is for informational purpose and indicative of the estimated serving sizes. It is only an approximate nutritional value and could change depending on the product types, brands, substitutions and amount of ingredients used.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 250 g Brinjal
 1 Tomato
 2 Onion
 5 Garlic Cloves
 7 Small onion
 5 tbsp Grated coconut
 1 ½ tsp Coriander powder
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 Tamarind - 1 big lime size
 ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
 1 Red chilli
 ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
 A Sprig of Curry leaves
 3 tbsp Oil
 Salt to taste
 Coriander leaves to garnish

Directions

Method
1

Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan or the Easy Brinjal Curry is a traditional dish of South India and most of the festival means are incomplete without this dish. It is best when had with plain rice.

Here is the full method to make this brinjal curry.
First, soak tamarind in 1 cup of water. Then extract the tamarind juice from it and keep it aside.

2

The next step is to heat 1 tsp of oil and fry the small onions and garlic in it. Sauté well. Then add the tomatoes. When it is cooked, add the grated coconut, sauté for 1 minute then take out from the heat. Let it cool for sometime and then grind it into a paste.

3

Heat rest of the oil in a pressure cooker. Add the mustard seeds, then when it crackles add the fenugreek seeds, red chilli and curry leaves. When the fenugreek seeds get a golden colour, add the minced onions and sauté well.

Put in the brinjals and sauté. Then add the chilli, turmeric and coriander powders. Also add salt to taste. Sauté till the raw smell of spices is gone. Then add the extracted tamarind juice and the ground coconut paste. Let it pressure cook for one whistle. Leave it for sometime for the pressure to release. Then garnish the Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

Recipe by : Vilasini Gopinath
Vazhuthaninga Puli Kootan (Easy Brinjal Curry)

Vilasini Gopinath

A homemaker and an expert cook, her recipes are always delicious and mouthwatering. She loves trying out new dishes that are yummy. In her recipes you’ll find everything from breakfast to desserts (Well, as the name suggest she’s my mom and now you definitely know how I turned out a foodie). Get her treasured recipes here.

She also loves to cook and feed her family and friends

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