Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu / Brinjal in Oil Gravy

Jayanthy Kumaran | 02:08 | |





Ennai  Kathirikkai  Kuzhambu :


Ennai  Kathirikkai  Kuzhambu  is  one  of  the  most  authentic  recipe  of  South  Indian  Cuisine.  This is  my MIL’s signature dish. She used to prepared this spicy Oil Brinjal gravy in a thick paste form. It tastes divine , when mixed with white steamed hot rice , pairing it with vegetable kootu and roasted pappad. No doubt its our family’s favorite.


Am glad to share with you this tangy and easy traditional recipe here. Hope you enjoy…:)



Ingredients:



  • Onion                           - 1
  • Tamarind                       - small ball
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Fenugreek seeds           - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly                      - 1 or 2
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Toor dal                        - 2 tsp
  • Chana dal                     - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal                        - 1 tsp
  • Brinjals small                 -  5 or 6
  • Oil                                - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - a pinch
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd                  - ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - 1 tsp
  • Curry and coriander leaves  - handful
  • Salt to taste



Method:









  1. Chop onion, coriander leaves to fine pieces.
  2. Soak a small lemon sized ball of tamarind in ½ cup water and take thick extract out of it.
  3. Grind tomatoes to puree.
  4. Heat oil in a thick heavy bottomed pan.
  5. Add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  6. Sauté well and add cumin, red chilly, toor dal, chana dal , urad dal and fry.
  7. Allow to cool, add salt and grind them to powder.
  8. Slit brinjal to small pieces and cover them up with this above ground powder.
  9. Heat oil in the pan, add mustard, wait to splutter.
  10. Add brinjal and sauté well in low flame.
  11. Allow to cook covered for 2 mins.
  12. Now add tomato puree, turmeric pwd, tamarind juice, red chilly pwd, pepper pwd, coriander pwd and combine well.
  13. Sauté well till oil separates out.
  14. Add half cup of water and allow to boil.
  15. When the kuzhambu thickens, add a tsp of gingely oil and remove from flame.
  16. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.









  1. Tasty and authentic ennai kathirikai kuzhambu ready to enjoy with white steamed rice.







Cheers,
Jay

41 comments:

  1. Great coincidence,I was browsing for kathrikai recipes and yours comes along...Great clicks,can smell the tang....

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  2. Love this kuzhambu a lot,lovely clicks!

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  3. Lovely kuzhambhu..perfect for steamed rice..

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  4. good one Jay ! looks swell

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  5. Looks yummy ...love ur click

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  6. lovely clicks Jay and a yummy kulambu. book marked

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  7. curry looks very thick n nice click!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your family's one of the fav dish with us

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Slurp,fingerlicking mouthwatering kuzhambu,delicious.

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  10. very yummy and tempting to grab :)

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  11. Tangy n delicious kuzhambu...

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  12. Simple delicious and fabulous looking gravy,beautiful clicks..

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  13. Looks yummy and tempting..very colorful !!!

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  14. very yummy and spicy kuzhambu...

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  15. Gustosa ricetta, ciao♥

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  16. So good. I am sure that this recipe will go great with murungaikaai too. :-)

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  17. Love this kuzhambu,mouthwatering great clicks and presentation dear.

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  18. Yummo..the last pic is super tempting der!


    US Masala

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  19. Love this dish, yours looks tempting

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  20. Looks delicious and love the presentation in banana leaf....very tempting..

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  21. lovely combination Jay looks delicious

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  22. Ennai kathrikai looks delicious.

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  23. This is one classic recipe for sure, Thanks a lot for sharing, Jay..

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  24. Wow that looks good!
    cheers:))

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  25. I am sitting here and drolling looking at the pictures.The curry looks awesome.

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  26. mouth watering very yummy
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  27. Looks tangy and delish..Love the food being served in vazha ilai..Soo healthy

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  28. my all time favourite kuzhambu! athuvum ilai-yil parimari..kalakkareenga Jay! :P :P

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  29. Simply superb Jay.. Lovely click too

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  30. delicious kuzhambu....

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  31. Love your last click. perfect way to eat on a banana leaf..

    Aaha Oho

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  32. Yummy and delicous one. My sis taught me a similar one and i was thinking to post that soon.love the platter with rice and kuzhambhu

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  33. Hey Jay, I love this a lot. I ate this at my friend's place. Nice clicks. Will try this soon.

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  34. jay, ellai shappadu, no less for this grand dish - YUMMY - May I join you please :)

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  35. My fav.amma will do exctly.

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  36. Loved the visit to ur wonderful blog...
    Kathrikka curry on plantian leaf is tempting me to grab some....
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  37. You are killing me jay, with such atasty feast! Miss eating from vazhayilai!

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  38. jay, kuzhambu looks very authentic..

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  39. perfect with rice..feeling hungry now..

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