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Brinjal -- 1/2 kg
sambhar onions -- 2 cup
tamarind paste -- 2 or 3 tsp
red chillies -- 15
coriander seeds -- 4 tsp
bengal gram -- 4 tsp
turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds -- 1 tsp
asafoetida -- 1/2 tsp
curry leaves -- a few
salt -- to taste
oil -- 2 cups
Place a frying pan on fire and pour 2 tsp of oil and heat.
Add chillies , bengal gram and coriander seeds and fry it .
When the seeds splutter stop the fire and grind it to fine powder.
Heat 1/2 cup of oil in another kadai and fry onions and brinjal one by one.
Mash all the brinjals with a fork and keep both onions and brinjal aside.
Now add all the remaining oil and heat.
Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
When the seeds splutter add mashed brinjal, fried onions, tamarind paste,
turmeric powder, salt and finally the powder.
When the kosthu releases oil, stop the fire and transfer into a dry bowl.
Serve hot with hot idlies.
A very famous dish in Chidambaram.