Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kathirikai Rasavangi

Rasavangi is a traditional dish. This is usually prepared either with Kathirikai (Brinjal) or Poosanikai (Ash Gourd). Though, the basic ingredients for Rasavangi, Pitlai and Arachuvitta Sambar are the same, there is always difference in taste. This is because of addition of few extra ingredients and method of cooking.

In Kathirikai Rasavangi, we always add soaked Channa Dhal (Kadala Paruppu). This gives a unique taste. But in Pitlai, Channa Dhal is cooked along with Thoor Dhal. Check my version of Pavarkaai Pitlai here. In Arachuvitta Sambar, Channa Dhal is used only in spice powder. Check my version of Arachuvitta Sambar or Idly Sambar here


1. Thoor Dhal - 1/2 Cup (Cooked & Mashed)
2. Channa Dhal / Kadala Paruppu - 1/4 Cup (Soaked for an hour)
3. Brinjal / Egg Plant  - 8 Small Sized (Slit Vertically)
4. Tamarind Juice - Extraced from a Gooseberry Sized Ball
5. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp 
6. Jaggery - 1 tsp (Grated)
7. Salt - Needed Qty
8. Oil - 1/2 tbs
9. Water - 1.5 Cup

For Spice Powder :

1. Red Chilly - 2 or Adjust to your taste
2. Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp (Heaped)
3. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
4. Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp
5. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
6. Coconut - 1 tsp
7. Curry Leaves - A Few
8. Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp
9. Oil - 1 tsp

Roast all the above ingredients with a tsp of oil and grind to a fine powder.

For Seasoning :

1. Oil - 2 tsp
2. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
3. Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
4. Curry Leaves - A Few

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal and fry till golden brown. Finally add curry leaves. Switch off the stove.

Procedure :

1. Take oil in a pan. Add brinjal. Fry for few seconds.

2. Now, add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, salt, jaggery, channa dhal and water. Allow to boil.

3. When the brinjal is cooked, add thoor dhal and spice powder.

5. Let the contents boil. Switch off the stove when the contents are thick enough. (The consistency has to be neither too thick nor too runny)

6. Finally, pour the seasoning over the cooked contents.


divyagcp said...

Delicious Rasavangi...
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Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

My Favourite...Delicious..

Unknown said...

Yummy rasavangi.

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Anu said...

IT looks so yummy..never tried this Nithu..Planning to prepare it at my kitchen...

Raks said...

I know we can make kathrikai rasavangi, but never tried or tasted, looks and sounds tempting!

Unknown said...

சுவையாக இருக்கு

Megalai Senthil Kumar said...

Thanks for this recipe. Was searching for it for a long time.

Unknown said...

can try any kind of varieties with brinjal.. like it always..

Shobha said...

I liked this preparation..will surely try it out.

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nayana said...

your dish looks very tempting.........

virunthu unna vaanga said...

authentic dish...

hotpotcooking said...

Looks yum and nice masala.

Lavanya said...

This looks really good nithu :)

@lekshmi said...

looks delicious.............