Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu / Brinjal in Oil Gravy

2 Mar 2011






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 Yummy Comments:

Rajani said...

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

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love this kuzhambu a lot,lovely clicks!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Lovely kuzhambhu..perfect for steamed rice..

Priya Sreeram said...

good one Jay ! looks swell

Gayathri Anand said...

Looks yummy ...love ur click

Jaisy James said...

delicious bookmarked

Radhika said...

lovely clicks Jay and a yummy kulambu. book marked

Rekha shoban said...

curry looks very thick n nice click!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Slurp,fingerlicking mouthwatering kuzhambu,delicious.

ila said...

very yummy and tempting to grab :)

S.Menaga said...

Tangy n delicious kuzhambu...

divya said...

Simple delicious and fabulous looking gravy,beautiful clicks..

Looks yummy and tempting..very colorful !!!

Akila said...

very yummy and spicy kuzhambu...

Stefania said...

Gustosa ricetta, ciao♥

Chitra said...

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

Suja Sugathan said...

Love this kuzhambu,mouthwatering great clicks and presentation dear.

aipi said...

Yummo..the last pic is super tempting der!


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Soumya Vineeth said...

Love this dish, yours looks tempting

Hema Mahen said...

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

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely combination Jay looks delicious

Swathi said...

Ennai kathrikai looks delicious.

Kairali sisters said...

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

Duxa said...

Wow that looks good!
cheers:))

Vidhya said...

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

Chaitanya said...

mouth watering very yummy
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Ramya said...

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

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super jay...

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Mahi said...

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

Saras said...

Simply superb Jay.. Lovely click too

Soumya said...

delicious kuzhambu....

NIDHYA said...

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

Aaha Oho

jeyashrisuresh said...

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

Zareena said...

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

Now Serving said...

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

savitha ramesh said...

My fav.amma will do exctly.

Deepti said...

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

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

Reshmi said...

jay, kuzhambu looks very authentic..

Anu said...

perfect with rice..feeling hungry now..

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