Tuesday, February 3, 2009


When I was in school we were in Pudukottai, near karaikudi. The neighbours were from Chettinad , and I learnt this recipe from them.My father in law like this very much.


Onions – 10 – 15 ( Small onions)
Tomato – 1 small
Brinjal – 1 big
Mochai – 1 cup
Tamarind – one lemon size ball
Sambhar powder – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil , mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds for tempering
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp


Soak mochai seeds overnight and pressure cook.
Heat gingelly oil and popup musturd seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seed and curry leaves.
Add onions, when it becomes translucent and add tomatoes.
Add the chopped brinjals, sambhar powder. saute for 2 minutes.
Add the tamarind extract and salt. When it boils add the cooked mochais.
When it boils , grind the coconut and add to that and give one boil.
Goes well with plain rice and curd rice too.

This is going to participate in Chetinadu Vegetarian Cushine hosted by Srimathi.

I prepared the same with channa one day, that was also awesome.

I am also sending this to Chetinadu vegetarian cushine hosted by Srimathi

Iddiyappam with Thengai pal


Varsha Vipins

Lovely texture Vidya..looks yummy..:)

Nithya Praveen

Wow, my Mom makes this very well:-) Am gona send one big list of dishes to my mom before my india trip, will include this too:-P.After looking at yours,am too tempted to have it right away.Gud one Vidhas!


They look perfect, so crisp would go well with a cup of tea


Oops I had opened 2 windows at the same time and commented in the wrong place for wrong things..so sorry.

Love this curry looks very healthy will try soon. thanks for sharing


vidya i too make this and adding coconut is new to me. will give a try.


Mmmm, that certainly does look good!


Looks tasty the pulli kuzhambu :)


,looks good..


Sure karaikudi is famous for flavorful,spicy food! Mouthwatering!!


Thank YOu Varsha, Medha, Jaishree, Nithya Meeso and cham for the lovley comments.


Thank you Sowmya and Raji for the lovely commetns.

Mahimaa's kitchen

puli kozhambu looks awesome... sapdnum pola iruku :(


Thank you Mahimaa

Kitchen Flavours

New to me. Looks yummy. What is Mochai?


puli kozhambu looks tasty n nice:)


Thank you Lubna and jaishree. Lubna i will update about mochai.


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i love brinjals .. looks awesome .. I love those idiappams too . tastes great


Thanks Deesa and Thumbbook for the lovely comments

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