Thursday, October 13, 2016

Palak /Spinach Chapathi with Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy

Palak /Spinach Chapathi with Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy 

  •  Palak /Spinach leaves ... 1 bunch 
  • Whole wheat flour ..1 cup 
  • Green chilly 2 or 3 
  • Garlic flakes ... 3 
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil .. 1 tsp 

wash n roughly chop the palak .. Chop the green chilles ...  

In little water boil both chopped spinach n green chilly till it wilts n grind it along with garlic flakes . Remove the puree . 

In a bowl add the whole wheat flour , salt , the spinach puree n knead to a soft dough ..apply oil to the dough  n keep aside for 1/2 n hour . 

Make equal size balls of the dough ..Dust a platform n roll the dough ball's into chapathis . 

Heat a tawa, place the rolled chapathis on it n cook on both sides adding ghee/oil ...  

Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy
  • Baby Brinjal ( small round brinjal's ) ...10 ( i used green variety )
  • Tamarind-Lemon size  
  •  Peanuts..1/2 cup  
  •  White Sesame Seeds..1/4 th cup   
  • Oil - 1 tblsp 
  • Cinnamon stick-1/2 inch 
  •  Cloves-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  •  Onion -1
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp 
  • Green chilies-2 
  • Red chilly powder - 1tsp or according to the spice . 
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 th tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp 
  • Salt to taste

    • Coriander leaves chopped ..2 tsp 
    Wash  baby brinjals n  slit each brinjal into four sections lengthwise without cutting off the crown. Soak the slit brinjals in water to remove the bitterness if any . 

      soak the lemon sized tamarind in 1/4 th cup water and extract the pulp

    Chop the onion n green chilly . 

    Dry roast groundnuts on low flame n remove the skin ..keep aside 

    Dry roast sesame seeds on low flame till it turns its color .. remove n keep aside.

    Cool both the roasted stuffs n grind to a powder .
    In a kadai add oil add cinnamon stick , cloves, bay leaf n stir for a minute . Add chopped onion n saute till pinkish red , then add chopped green chilly n fry again for a few seconds  . Add ginger garlic paste n fry till the raw smell goes. Add the brinjal's n saute for 3  mts stir well so that it wont stick to the base . ( sprinkle little water to avoid burning ) Add the peanut and sesame powder. Saute it for a min. Add tamarind pulp ,  chilly powder n turmeric powder , water and salt . Cook well , add the garam masala  , mix well . Add chopped coriander leaves . 

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