This is a curry that goes well with rice.
Black eye peas/cow peas/Karamani/lobia - 1 cup
Brinjal/katharikkai - 2
Onion - 1 big chopped fine
Tomato - 2 medium chopped fine
Tamarind - half cup of dilute pulp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coconut paste - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 3 - 4 tbsp
Salt as needed
Soak black eye peas in water for 1 to 2 hours. Then place them in a pressure cooker and cook for just one whistle or till soft.
Wash and cut brinjal into long thick pieces..immerse in water until needed... drain water just before adding..
Heat oil in a pan and fry onions till light brown...then add tomatoes... mash to cook till pulpy and then next add sliced brinjal pieces ... saute for a minute and add all powders( you can substitute everything with your home made curry powder).... add a cup of water... reduce flame and cook till the brinjals are soft... next add tamarind pulp ... coconut paste and the cooked black eye peas... allow everything to cook together for another 8 to 10 minutes ... also add salt.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a small kadai/pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves... when they splutter up ...pour it on the curry... this goes well with rice.
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