This dish is an ideal combination/accompaniment with pongal/idly/upma. A very quick to do and healthy side dish. A very simple dish which can even be a baby food post 8 months.
- Brinjal-1 cup(chopped)
- Onion-1/2 cup(finely chopped)
- Tomato-1/2 cup(finely chopped)
- Tamarind extract-1/4 cup
- Moong dhal-3/4 cup(finely cooked and mashed)
- Sambar powder-1 tbsp
- Salt-To taste
- Oil-To cook
- Turmeric powder-A pinch
- Hing-A pinch
- Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
- Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves
1.Add oil in a pan and heat it.
2.Add the chopped onion,tomato and brinjal one after the other and saute them.until they turn soft.
3.Add hing,turmeric powder and sambar powder and give a quick stir.
4.When they blend well,add water to get the brinjal cook well.
5.Close the pan with a lid and let it cook in medium flame.
6.When the brinjal is cooked to 80% add tamarind extact and mix well.
7.Add the mashed dhal and cook it for 5 minutes.
8.Tempering is optional.
9.Serve it hot.
you can adjust the level sambar powder as per your taste.
It has to be in a semi gravy state .
Adding chopped shallots instead of onion enhances the taste.
Avoid salt and reduce spicy level for babies less than 1 year.