Monday, May 17, 2010

Ennai Kathirikkai Kulambu

This is one of my most most favourite kulambu from my mom's kitchen. We used to call a Cook to prepare special sweets like Jangri, Laddu etc. for festivals. The Cook Prepares excellent Ennai Kathirikaai Kulambu. Whenever the cook comes to our home, i used to whisper at my mom's ears, to prepare this kulambu. and whenever my mom comes to my college hostel, she brings a big dubba of this kulambu, which we will finish of in a single meal. so this is the best ennai kathrikaai kulambu recipe, which i try atleast once in a week.

Ennai Kathrikaai Kuzhambu


Small Purple Brinjals / Pinji Kathrikaai - 4
Sesame Oil - 1/4 cup
Tamarind - a small lemon size.

For Masala:

* Chana Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tbsp
* Dhania / Corriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
* Roasted Peanuts- 1 tbsp
* Dry Red Chilli - 4
* Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp

Dry Roast the above ingredients and grind into a coarse powder. to the grounded coarse powder, add the following and grind into a smooth paste.

* 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
* 1 Big Red Onion
* 2 Tomatoes

Now the Masala is Ready.


Make a X cut on Brinjal's. check inside whether its clean (without sothaai). Fill some masala's into the "X" cut of brinjal's and let the brinjals marinate in masala for about 10-15 minutes.

Soak the Tamarind in a 1/4 cup of warm water for about 10 minutes. squeeze the tamarind and throw out the pulp.

Heat Oil in a Kadaai / Thick bottomed Pan. drop the brinjals stuffed with masala's one by one into the Oil.
Let the Brinjal's get cooked in medium flame. when the Brinjals shrink and fried for about 4 minutes in medium flame, add the Masala's to the Oil and fry the masala in the oil for 2 minutes.

Add Tamarind water to the Pan and let the kulambu boil. slow the flame. add salt to taste and mix well. Now reduce the flame and close the pan with its lid and let the kulambu sit on the flame for about 15 minutes or till the brinjals get cooked fully and till Oil comes on the sides of the Pan.

Add some Curry leaves and remove from the flame.

Enna Kathrikaai Kuzhambu

Serve with Hot Rice.
The Kulambu will be in a thick paste form. it will be so divine to mix with Hot Rice.


  1. Love it. Got to get some Brinjals now. Sauce looks fabulous.

  2. Delicious - I love this curry!!

  3. that looks spciy and favulous..drooling...

  4. Wow, the gravy sounds amazing. I will surely try out the gravy part of it as I am not that big a fan of stuffed brinjals.

  5. Gravy looks super thick and yumm..mouthwatering kuzhambu..

  6. Stuffed brinjals , my favorite.I love your version with tamarind will definately try this.

  7. Looks yummy and one of my fav one... Simply tempting..

  8. You are making me hungry now lavi. Looks sooo spicy and delectable. Love it.

  9. Nice and yummy eggplant dish.

  10. such a yummy recipe.bookmarking this. " sothai kathrikkai" -LOL.

  11. Superb it looks! Mouthwatering I am Lavi!

  12. I love the masala u added, i do but without masala. Looks absolutely delicious with rice!

  13. My fav' ennai kathirikai kuzhambu, looks are making me hungry with this picture:)

  14. love tht rice plate with curry...awesome meal....yumm

  15. I am drooling Lavi..Looks excellent!

  16. Lavi, that looks incredible. The name of that dish brought me running to your blog, because I can't resist anything with eggplants in it. I love love love the peanuts in there-- they go so well with eggplant.

  17. Delicious ...looks just trying this very soon

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  19. hey,

    love your blog...I tried your yennai kathirikai first and it was fabulous... and after few months I googled potato curry which bought me to your webpage again only that I didn't realise it was the same blogger.

    ...keep up the good work!


  20. Tried this one today and it came out very well.
    Tasty curry. Loved it.

  21. i love your blog and the beautiful pictures. it is so tempting to try your items...i always use your panner peas curry dish and it's a super hit every time. :-)


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