Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Badnekayi bolu huli - (Brinjal/Eggplant sambar-powder less sambar)

Udupi cuisine extensively uses coconut in almost every other dish. In fact, some sambars hardly use any toor dal, but are made with just ground coconut and sambar masala. A 'boLu huLi' neither requires coconut, nor requires sambar powder. The use of tamarind differentiates this huli from a regular tovve(dal).

Green chili, gives this huli a distinctive taste. Of course, you need to add a lot of them to  compensate for the lack of sambar masala.