Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu / Brinjals in Spicy & Tangy Curry with Step-by-step Pictures :


Last weekend, when I saw these fresh, small brinjals in the Indian grocery I couldn't resist myself from buying. I prepared this spicy and tangy ennai kathirikai kuzhambu for the weekend lunch. It tasted great.

Ingredients :

1. Brinjal - 6 (Small and fresh)
2. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
3. Tomato - 1 (Medium sized, finely chopped)
4. Curry Leaf - A few
5. Tamarind - Lemon sized
6. Coconut - 1/4 Cup (Grated and ground to a paste)
7. Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp (Heaped)or adjust to your taste.
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Fenugreek Seeds - 10
10. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
11. Mustard - 1 tsp
12. Salt - Needed Qty
13. Oil - 2 tbs (I use Gingelly oil)





For dry grinding,

1. Urad Dhal - 1.5 tsp
2. Thoor Dhal - 1/2 tsp
3. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
4. Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
5. Red Chilly - 2

Dry roast and powder the above ingredients.

Procedure :

1. Extract juice from lemon sized ball and Keep aside.
2. Now, select small and fresh brinjals.





3. Remove the top of the brinjals. Make a cut in the brinjals in the centre.
4. Stuff the dry powder inside the brinjals.





5. Now, in a kadai add 1 tbs of oil. Place the dry masala stuffed brinjals.





6. Cook on medium heat till the brinjal colour changes.






7. Now, gently remove the brinjals from the kadai. Keep aside.





8. In the same pan, add the remaining oil. Splutter mustard. Add asafoetida and fenugreek seeds. Fry for a minute. Then, saute onion, tomato and curry leaves.





9. After few minutes, add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Mix them well. Add tamarind juice and salt.Allow the contents to boil for 5 minutes.





10. Now, gently drop the stuffed oil fried brinjal.





11. Allow the contents to boil well and when the contents starts to thicken, add the ground coconut and medium the stove.





12. When oil starts to leave the sides of the contents, switch off the stove and transfer to a bowl.





13. Serve hot with rice.




Note :
A little jaggery can also be added to enhance the taste.


40 comments:

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks colourful n yummy..my all time favourite...

Priya (elaichii) said...

Excellent step by step pictures! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Santosh Bangar said...

looking very tasty baigan delicious

Preethi Sriram said...

Love your recipe dear.... great step by step procdure.... Yummy dear

Madhu said...

Bah! I never get such a nice color! I really dont know where I am going wrong!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks beautiful !!!

aipi said...

Simply delicious..lovely step by step pics!

US Masala

Leena said...

Love the brinjal in any form..curry is very tempting dear...love the colour..

Kairali sisters said...

Amazing recipe with baby eggplants Nithu.. A must try for me...

Subhashini said...

Hey Nithu
was looking for this recipe from long time.thanks for sharing it.

சிநேகிதி said...

looking very tasty ya.......

kitchen queen said...

mouth watering ennai kathrikai sambar with step by step demo.Thanku so much for sharing Nithu.What happened to my guest post?

Priya said...

Mouthwatering kuzhambu, paathathume pasikuthu..

Chitra said...

The photos are so good...... Thank you for the recipe.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

சூப்பர்ப்...அருமையான குறிப்பு....

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks lip-smacking good.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy khuzhambu nithu,wounderful step vise pics...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks too good Nithu. Loved the stepwise pics !!

Smitha said...

One if the best and never to fail dishes!!...looks yummy!!
Smitha

sonu said...

awesomely delicious looking brinjal curry..luved the spicy bright colour of the curry nithu !

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Delicious Brinjal.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,loved your version,Looks indeed tangy and I love this soo much :)

Jay said...

Nithu...really rocking clicks...sooo colorful n hot...loved your presentation...

Tasty appetite

swapna said...

beautifull....looks delicious!!

Torviewtoronto said...

i make the same way with coconut delicious

அப்பாவி தங்கமணி said...

wow... I love this kulambu... thanks for sharing the recipe... nicely explained

Gulmohar said...

Brinjals look so yumm...thanks for the wishes :-)

Krishnaveni said...

my husband's fav, beautiful photos, yummy

Sadhana said...

Nice one! Very well explained dear!

Shyla said...

Nothing is more beautiful or tasty than fresh eggplants. I love finding new recipes to try with them. Thanks for this!

மகி said...

nice recipe! kaththarikka paarkkave azhakaa irukku nithu!

Step-by-step photos add taste to the recipe! :)

Akila said...

ennai kathari looks so tempting and spicy dear..... step by step pictures n explanation are simply superb....

jais said...

wow looks so yummmy

jais said...

wow looks so yummmy

Vijiskitchen said...

super dish.

Aparna said...

i always think of preparing this curry, but i never did.. reason lazy..hehe.. hru doing dear..long time..hope u r njoying bloggin..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..brinjal curry looks so colourful and tasty..Thanks for sharing!

siva said...

hm

hm katirikai pulikulambuthaney ethu...

adikadi panrathu ethuthan..erunthalum unga padam partha theirumba sapdia asiya erukku akka.

nice..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

amazingstep by step pics and tempting brinjal curry

Anonymous said...

Tempting brinjal curry with thanks for detailed steps on how to prepare the curry