Other Names:Eggplants-Val Beans in Tamarind Based Curry. Vengaya Pulusu. Kathirikai-Mochai Payaru Puli Kuzhambu.
Brinjal/Eggplants 4-6 sliced
Val Beans – Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)
Pearl Onions chopped 1 cup
Garlic 5-7 cloves – crushed
Tomato 1 small – chopped
Jaggery/brown sugar 1 spoon
Sesame oil 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Dry chili 1 minced
Curry leaves few.
Pressure cook val-beans, and set aside. Do not discard the water.
In a wide iron wok, heat about 1/2 table spoon of oil.
Add the garlic, onions and keep frying. Now add tomatoes, cover and cook briefly.
Now add salt, turmeric, chili and jaggery. Followed by vegetables…stir-fry briefly. Add val beans along with its water. Continue cooking over low to medium heat with lid. Once the curry thickens, its done.
In a separate pan, heat oil and add all the tempering spices, wait till they pop and splutter…now run the same over the curry prepared. Yum, right.
Serve warm with plain steamed rice, yep…enjoy:)