Brinjal Pitlay

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Total Time:
15-30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup - toor dal
  • 1 big - brinjal
  • 1 - tomato
  • Lemon sized - tamarind
  • 4 - green chillies
  • 3 - red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 1 tsp- channa dal
  • 1 tsp - methi seeds
  • 2 tsp - sambar powder
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped leaves| | 1/4 tsp -asafoetida
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Brinjal Pitlay

  • Pressure cook toor dal in enough water
  • Add asafoetida and turmeric
  • Cut the brinjal into big pieces and microwave for about 10 mins and then remove the skin
  • Meanwhile, prepare the tadka
  • Heat the oil and saute the mustard, fenugreek seeds, channa dal, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric and red chilli powder
  • Fry until the channa dal turns brown and keep aside
  • In a saucepan, boil the tamarind in a glass of water. Cool and extract the pulp
  • Add the tadka to this tamarind extract
  • Now mash the brinjal well. Add this to the saucepan
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to it
  • Add the sambar powder and boil for 4-5 mins
  • Pour the cooked dal in a bowl and mash it
  • Once the mixture starts boiling, add the mashed dal to it boil for 5 mins
  • Serve with rice

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