Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thatta Payir Kathirikai Kulambu

I Saw this recipe from a blog and tried it came out well. It tastes like fish kulambu. When, I told my mom about this she told another recipe of similar kind. Yet to try that. I love Indian egg plant missing those now days. Whenever I get chance, use to buy lot and store in freezer.


Thatta payir(Cowpeas)
½ Cup
¼ Cup
¼ Cup
small gooseberry size
Garlic pods
Sambar powder
½ Tbsp
Coriander powder
½ Tbsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Chili powder
½ tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Green Chili
1 or 2
Curry leaves



  1. Soak Tamarind in water make a thick pure. Pressure cook Thatta payir with a pinch of turmeric & few drops of oil.
  2. Cut eggplant into four (how you cut for stuffing) sprinkle chilli powder and salt into it.
  3. In a pan with a table spoon oil fry those eggplants until it cooks (skin should change light brown) Keep it aside.
  4. In same pan add some oil splutter mustard seeds add onion green chili and curry leaves.
  5. Once the onion cooks add tomatoes wait until that cooks, now add cooked eggplant give a stir add tamarind pure.
  6. When it starts to boil add all powders and crushed garlic. Once the raw smell goes add cooked thatta payir salt.
  7. Let it boil for few minutes. Once it’s done serve with rice.
Note: When cooking Thatta payir it should not but mushy. Will cook in 5-6 whistle.  

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