Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ennai kathirikkai kulambu-Ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu-Ennai kathirikkai Kulambu recipe

Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu recipe-Ennai kathirikkai

Ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu

Ennai kathirikkai Kulambu is our family's favourite.I love it with fried vegetable curry or paruppu usili . If anyone has not tried it before, then do give it a try as I am sure you will love this South Indian Ennai kathirikkai recipe very much. It is nothing but stuffed brinjals in tamarind sauce or can be called stuffed brinjal kulambu.

Ingredients needed

Small Brinjals - 10-12
Tamarind - golf ball sized lump

Spice powder
Channa dal/bengal gram - 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds/Dhania -3 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red chillies -10-12
Coconut - 2 tbsp

For the seasoning

Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/hing - a generous pinch
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 4 1/2 tbsp
Crystal Salt - 1 1/4 tbsp or as required.
( use less when using table salt)


Ennai kathirikai - step by step pics

How to make ennai kathirikai-Ennai kathirikkai kulambu recipe
Soak tamarind in about 4 cups of hot water for 15 minutes. Extract tamarind juice and discard its pulp.

Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai and fry the ingredients mentioned under spice powder adding coconut at the end. ie- Bengal gram,coriander seeds,urad dal,red chillies and coconut.

Then powder it coarsely in the blender. Now your spice powder for ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu is ready. Picture 2

Wash brinjals, discard the stem and make a + cut leaving the bottom intact. See picture 1.

Now stuff the brinjals with the spice powder we prepared. Keep it aside.Now the brinjals are ready to be cooked. Picture 3

Now we shall start making the Ennai kathirikai kulambu


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add fenugreek seeds, hing and curry leaves.

Then add the stuffed brinjals,turmeric powder and salt. Cook on low flames stirring it now and then.

When brinjals are half cooked, add tamarind extract, the remaining spice powder if any and salt if needed ( as we have added some for the brinjals)

Cook till
the gravy thickens slightly and oil floats on the top.

Delicious Ennai kathirikai Kulambu is ready to be served with hot steamed rice.

This recipe serves 4 persons.

More Brinjal /Eggplant recipes from Padhuskitchen

Stuffed Brinjal curry

Brinjal rice recipe /Vangi bath

Brinjal Gotsu

Brinjal tomato gravy

Baingan Bartha recipe

Bagara Baingan

Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.


  1. Padhu ji,your recipes are very delicious,but sometimes i am unable to understand the tamil terms..

  2. Dear Kanthi ,
    What Tamil term you cannot understand .I will clear it for you, I am only a comment away .As far as possible I use only English words

  3. Eggplant preparation looks yummy. Gravy is so thick and inviting.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. yuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm! my favourite and the dish is just soo tempting!

  5. Hey ...real nice recipe and i love that cute brinjal doll.

  6. Absolutely stunning recipe padhu, i love tamil nadu preparations...Truly tempting..

  7. Wonderful recipe, padhu this is my alltime favourite

  8. Ennai kathirikkai kulambu looks delicious Padhu. Amma make its more often.

  9. i m going to bookmark this page..very inviting dish...i l try this soooon..

  10. wow these look really tasty.I make stuffed egg plant but gujarati style.I am going to try this version.

  11. the name of the dish was a mystery, but now i get it, they look absolutely divine, this is one of my fav dishes :)

  12. The curry looks delicious. I just love this version of brinjals :)

  13. Yummy ennai kathrikkai kuzambu...cute cute brinjal

  14. Looks very tempting... perfect kulambu with hot rice.

  15. wow i can feel the spicy taste in it....

  16. love the thick and spicy kuzhambu..also the cute brinjal doll..

    Aaha Oho

  17. my fav yennai kathirikkai kuzhambu. drool drool:)awesome:)

  18. A very delicious eggplant recipe! Love that cute doll!

  19. My Favourite!!!!! Very Tempting!!! :)

  20. spicy and favolous recipe looking mouthwatering and tasty
    1st time here. wonderful space very good collection of visit my blog and advice
    i am following u

  21. wow...very flavorful and delicious kuzhambu...

  22. That vegetable looks delicious!! Thanks for stopping by @ Annarasa!!

  23. delicious all-time favourite!

  24. similar to how we maek stuffed brinjals.. yumy!

  25. kuzhambu looks super delicious.. loved the presentation.. :)

  26. Brinjal is my favourite too.Nice patient instructions.Thanks.

  27. Tried it and turned out so good.. yummy dish:) thanks for sharing.

  28. Just tried this, it turned out perfect (I included onion & garlic in the paste thought, Thnx !!!

  29. shy not used home made sambar powder for filling the bringals.

  30. I tried this kuzhambu today, it came out very well. I have added boiled black channa dal in it after adding tamarind juice, it was perfect with hot rice.

  31. Splendid recipe! I tried it tonight...I made a few changes to it :
    1. I made it more like a curry than a kuzhambu, I let the tamarind extra for a little bit longer
    2. I added garlic, small onions and some jaggery at the very end
    Except for these minor changes, I followed the recipe as is. The spice powder is on point. The method for cooking the brinjals was also absolutely perfect. You're doing a fantastic job here and I have recently found myself coming back repeatedly, especially for South Indian recipes.

  32. I love your recipes... & of course the photos too...

  33. I love your recipes ...and of course your photos too ...

  34. ur recipes r simple to cook and with good taste.

  35. Padhu nowadays ur like god for me... having some delicious food only because of you. Actually im a srilankan married to an indian who loves varieties of food very much. I really felt bad whenever he ask me to prepare some of his favourite dishes. But now im very confident of my cooking and im ever ready to cook anything at anytime. The only reason for this is you only. My husband used to thank you whenever I cook referring your site. Really padhu your blog is very helpful for people like me. Please keep writing... today I tried this dish. Its really very tasty... thank you very much..


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