Monday, January 11, 2010

Eggplant/Kathrikkai Rasavaangi With Lemon Juice

Eggplant rasavaangi tastes tangy and goes very well with hot steaming rice topped with ghee and served with papads or spicy potato roast..Usually rasavaangi is prepared with tamarind juice and i want to change the usual way of making out rasavangi and tried out few teaspoons of lemon juice, i didnt find much difference between the usual rasavaangi and this lemon juice added rasavaangi, i personally felt adding lemon juice makes out the curry as tangier as when rasavaangi prepared with tamarind juice..Apart from the lemon juice i prepared everything as similar as the usual rasavaangi..A real feast of tangy dish lovers, i love this eggplant rasavaangi much which we used to prepare with a spice powder with channadal,coriander seeds,peppercorns, redchillies & grated coconut..Am sending this eggplant rasavaangi to MLLA-19th Helping guest hosted by EC,event by Susan..



1no Large eggplant (cut into large chunks)
1/2cup Toor dal (cooked)
2tsp Lemon juice
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Urad dal
2nos Red chillies (broken)
few Curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2tsp Chopped coriander leaves
Salt
Oil

Spice Powder:
2tsp Channadal
2tsp Coriander seeds
6nos Red chillies
1tsp Peppercorns
1/2cup Grated coconut

Roast all the ingredients given for spice powder with a tsp of oil until they turns brown, cool and grind as fine powder..

In a pan, heat two tablespoon of oil and roast the eggplant pieces, add turmeric powder, salt and water, cook until the eggplants chunks turns soft, add the cooked dal,the spice powder to the cooking eggplant chunks and allow to boil for few minutes in low flame, heat enough oil in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds, add urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida powder, fry for few minutes and this tempering to the eggplant gravy, add finally the lemon juice.. mix everything well and put off the stove..garnish with chopped coriander leaves..

Serve hot with rice and any side dish..

36 comments:

  1. Nice recipe,looks perfect with rice...

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  2. Waoooow! It's fan-freak-tastic and cool! Nice twist adding lemon juice.

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  3. Thats one perfect spicy dish for a chilly day's lunch/dinner.... the eggplant-hater in my house wouldnt permit me to do it for dinner, so I am saving it for my lunch someday!! :)

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  4. Adding lemon juice sounds interesting
    Will try soon in this way

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  5. Even I made eggplant today....that curry looks yummy dear...

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  6. wow.. yummy preparation..Definitely going to add this to my "try list".

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  7. Slurp! Just cooked with Eggplants last week. I love Rasavangi! :)

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  8. wow dear lovely curry..........bookmarked it.sure will try and let u know the outacome.

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  9. delicious rasavangi....thanks for sharing

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  10. My mom makes this often ..My fav too! Thanks for sharing! will give it try today !

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  11. Very delicious looking eggplant curry Priya:)

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  12. Interesting dish. will gv it a try..

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  13. Nice variation with lemon juice. Click is good too.

    Chitchat

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  14. my tongue tickles when I read its tangy.. fantastic recipe..

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  15. I can have eggplants in my everyday menu and will got get tired of it..this looks yummy

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  16. Nice twist with lemon juice Priya. Always made this with tamarind. Perfect with hot rice and papad.

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  17. Looks very delicious Priya, I prefer lemon over tamarind and would love to give this a try.

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  18. This recipe looks really flavorful and delicious.

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  19. Yummy!!! Looks very inviting :-)
    Cooking with seeds is a fantastic event and i wish you all the very best my dear! Happy Hosting!

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  20. Looks delicious, one of my faves !

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  21. yummy dish. looks sooo aromatic and tempting Priya :)

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  22. wow!!! yummy yummy eggplant curry..Love to have with some rice..

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  23. That looks very tasty....Loved the gravy color...!!

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  24. Eggplant curry looks delicious priya, will sure give it a try!

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  25. That's a spicy and yumm dish..Must be perfect with piping hot rice :-)

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  26. Another great winter eggplant dish. I love it with lots of gravy.

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  27. Sounds very tasty this rasavaangi!

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  28. Hey priya m visitng ur blog for the first tym...u hv realy a very nice space with awesome recipes...this spicy n tangy eggplants luk very tempting...nice recipe.M following u so that i can get updates of ur yummy recipes sun...vl visit often now

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  29. lemon juice is a great and healthy substitute for tamarind water. I always try to use it in my cooking..looks lovely

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  30. super.. my friend was asking me this recipe. i have given her your recipe with link. ok a?

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  31. Perfect with hot rice and ghee..thanks for the entry

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  32. a nice twist to the usual rasavaangi! the picture is so tempting...!

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  33. This looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

    -Elizabeth

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