Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu recipe-Ennai kathirikkai
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.
Small Brinjals - 10-12
Tamarind - golf ball sized lump
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 tbspCrystal Salt - 1 1/4 tbsp or as required.
( use less when using table salt)
Ennai kathirikai - step by step pics
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
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Brinjal rice recipe /Vangi bath
Brinjal tomato gravy
Baingan Bartha recipe
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