Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GULLA KODHEL (Thai Eggplant Sambar)


Toor dal 1 cup
Gulla also known as Thai eggplant(If you cannot find this you can use brinjal) around 10 cut into cubes.
Drumsticks (if using frozen like me then use 1 packet) 2 cut into 2 inches.
Tamarind 1 small lemon size soaked in water and juice extracted.
Turmeric ½ tsp
Jaggery 1 small piece
Salt to taste


Coconut ½ cup
Coriander seeds 1 tblsp
Urad dal 2 tsp
Chana dal 1tsp
Jeera 1tsp
Methi seeds 3
Red chilies 5 or more according to your taste


Mustard 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Curry leaves 1 strand
Coconut oil 1 Tblsp


1)Pressure cook toor dal with turmeric, drumstick and a drop of coconut oil.

2)Dry roast coriander seeds, urad dal, Chana dal, jeera, methi seeds and red chilies in medium low heat for 2 minutes.

3)Grind the roasted mixture with coconut to a smooth paste adding little water.

4)Heat a pan and add tamarind paste and ½ cup water, when the mixture starts boiling add chopped Gulla/brinjal, jaggery and cook on medium heat until Gulla is cooked ( Do not over cook, Gulla/Brinjal has to hold its shape).

5)Add cooked toor dal, drumstick, salt and coconut mixture and mix well.

6)Add water if required at this point.

7)Cook on low heat for 10 mins.

8)In a pan add 1 tblsp coconut oil, when the oil is hot add mustard when it splutters add hing and curry leaves.

9)Add the seasoning to the Kodhel mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

10)Serve hot with rice.

Sending this to RCI-UDUPI & MANGALORE CUISINE hosted by SIA an event started by LAKSHMI.


Pavithra said...

oh wow thats looking so yummy and mouthwatering.. will try it out

Sush said...

normally we donot add drumsticks to gulla koddel, this looks new. Nice clicks

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious....btw, what is gulla? Is it green brinjals???

Suparna said...

yummm...mast flavourful ani authentic recipe nave ?!papodu and kodhel super combo..slurp :) and thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy the week ahead!!

K said...

My mother used to make it the same way with drumstick. It looks really mouthwatering! Craving for gulla now. Good to know you get Gulla in US! We dont:(

Hari Chandana said...

Looks soo tempting.. sounds lovely.. wonderful clicks.. thanks for sharing!!

Pavithra Kodical said...

@Pavithra, thank you for dropping by, do try :)

@Sush, Try adding drumstick next time, it tastes good.

@Jayashree, Gulla is also known as thai eggplant. You find these in any Asian or Chinese market.

@Suparna and K, Thank you girls.

aquadaze said...

looks yum...I normally don't make sambhar masala, am sure that your masala must make it that much tastier!!

EC said...

Thats a nice sambar..New to me ..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that an yum and flavourful recipe....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that an yum and flavourful recipe....

KALVA said...

nice sambar new to me

EC said...

I have an award for u here http://simpleindianfood-blogroll.blogspot.com/2009/07/kreativ-blogger-award.html...enjoy

Anonymous said...

1st pic is really awesome!
tnx for sharing this tasty sambar...

Vani said...

Hey, i'd left a comment some days back! probably did not go thru. Loved the gulla kodhel. nice combi with drumsticks.

Red Chillies said...

Same as Vani, I had left a comment too because Gulla Koddel is our favorite.

Pavithra Kodical said...

@vani And Redchillies, I am sorry my friends, I think some problem with the settings, i will go through that, thanks for letting me know.

Archy said...

Kodhel with gulla wonderful !! love this pakka mangalore style kodhel, nice pic Pavitra !!

Pavithra Kodical said...

@EC, thank you dear for the award, I will pick it up in some days..

Purva Desai said...

this looks very nutritrious and a unique sambhar....

kitchen queen said...

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