Tuesday 25 February 2014

Kaikari Pirattal
For this vegetable pirattal you can use any kind of vegetable ( any vegetable which is firm and not watery suits to make this dish) I had used coarsely chopped cauliflower, broccoli and carrots. You can use cabbage, beans, peas, carrot, potato etc

Mixed vegetable coarsely chopped – 2 cups
Onion small sliced – 1 no
Dried red chilli – 2 nos
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Urad dal – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Curry leaves required

Pirattal masala to grind
Grated fresh coconut – ¼ cup
Dried red chilli – 2 nos
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds ( sombu) – 1 tsp
Chettinad Vegetable Perattal
1.       Coarsely grind the ingredients given under pirattal masala and set aside.
2.       Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, dried red chilli and urad dal to the pan, stir fry for a second, when mustard seeds crackle add the onion and curry leaves, stir fry for a minute.
3.       Now add the chopped mixed vegetables to the pan and stir fry for another minute, add ¼ cup water to the pan and season vegetable with salt. Mix well.
4.       Reduce the pan heat, cover with lid and simmer vegetable for 3 minutes or until vegetables are 3/4th  cooked.
5.       Add the coarsely ground pirattal masala to the pan and mix well until the masala is well coated on the vegetable, check the seasoning and stir fry until vegetables are semi-dry.Serve hot Vegetable Perattal with Steamed rice , Sambar and Rasam
Vegetable Peratal