Kara bendi (Kara kulambu)

Ingredients

1. Brinjal – 1 / Ladys finger – 1/4 kg

2. Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

3. Garlic pods – 6

4. Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)

5. Sambhar powder – 1 tsp

6. Coriander powder – 1 tsp

7. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

9. Mustard – 1/2 tsp

10. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

11. Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

12. Coconut grated – 1 tbsp

13. Asafoetida  (Hing) Р1 pinch

14. Tamarind – one lemon size

15. Jaggery – 1/2 tsp

16. Salt – As required.

17. Oil – 2 tbsp.

Directions

1. Take a pan and add oil, mustard, urad dal, fenugreek seeds for seasoning.

2. Now add finely chopped onion and garlic pods and fry until it turns golden colour.

3. Add finely chopped tomato it and fry until it pulps out.

4. Now add the vegetable and fry until it is cooked.

5. Pour the tamarind squeezed water and allow it to boil.

6. Add sambhar powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and boil until oil floats on top.

7. Grind the grated coconut and add it.

8. Add jaggery and asafoetid, let the preparation boil for 2-3 mins.

This goes well with rice and the above said ingredients serves 4 people easily.

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