Saturday, March 8, 2014

Brinjal , Potato Fry

       Some may react, What a combination of Katharikkai and Potato! But it is a special and a very tasty fry of the Kongu region. The Brinjals, combined with the Potatoes is believed to neutralise the gastric problem caused by the Potatoes.Anyhow, even the children and those who do not like Brinjals will definitely relish this fry, that goes very well with any gravy,prepared for rice.

Brinjal, Potato Fry

Ingredients :

Brinjals    5
Potatoes   5
Onion  1
Oil     2 tbsp.
Chilly Powder     1/2 to 1 desired. 
Salt, Turmeric Powder, Mustard, Curry leaves.

Method : 

1. Slice the Brinjals and Potatoes as long pieces and cook in a small pressure cooker with
   1/2 cup.of water and 1/2 tsp. of salt for 1 or 2 whistles. Release the pressure slowly
   and carefully after 1 minute.They can also be cooked in any cooking vessel if you do not
   like to cook the veg. in a pressure cooker

2. Heat the oil,add Musatrd and Curry leaves.Then add the sliced onions and saute well.
3. Then add the cooked vegetables, salt, Turmeric and Chilly Powder.Mix well and saute
    well on a low fire till every thing gets mixed well and the raw smell of the powders
    leave.As the veg. are pre cooked , the last step is easy, fast and better also than
   directly frying in the oil.

Note :

 Those who are very particular of the taste of frying the veg. directly in oil without
cooking, can add the vegetables after the onions.                          

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