Monday, November 15, 2010

Kathirikai Kara kuzhambu

Kara Kuzhambu is very rare at home. i usually prepare ennai kathrikaai, but today, i wanted to prepare side dish for idli, so thought kara kuzhambu will go well with idli's than ennai kathrikaai and prepared it. It tasted so good with idli's. yet to have it with rice;)

Kathrikaai Kaara Kulambu


Brinjal / Kathrikaai - 4 (cut each brinjal into 4 parts)
Small Onions - 12
Garlic - 5
Tomatoes - 2
Curry Leaves - a sprig

Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek / Vendhayam - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2

Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp
Corriander Powder - 3 tbsp
Tamarind Paste - 2 tsp

Brinjal Curry


Heat 3 tbsp of Oil in a Pan, add mustard and let it pop. add fenugreek seeds and fry them and add curry leaves and fry it too.

Add Garlic and small onions to the pan and fry them till they are almost cooked. add the chopped tomatoes and mix well with the onions.

Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder and Corriander Powder to the pan and mix well in slow flame
till the oil seperates. Add Brinjals to the pan and fry them for a minute in a medium flame.

Add a Cup of water to the pan and let it boil. add tamarind paste and mix well.

Let the Kulambu boil in a slow flame with a lid over the pan for about 4-5 minutes till the oil seperates.

Serve Hot with Rice or Idli's. it tastes Great i Tell You..


  1. Anytime fav with rice....looks spicy and tasty

  2. Ovvoru kathrikayum, halwa piece polave theriyudhu yenakku,slurp......

  3. Seem nice and simple, looks delicious!

  4. Yummy curry...Like to have it immediately with rice.

  5. beautiful clicks...and this one looks delicious

  6. With papads, i never say no to this droolworthy kuzhambu..

  7. hey the kuzhambu looks awesome and must taste fab with steaming hot rice---yum!

  8. Wow.. looks so delicious and tempting..Wonderful presentation dear !!

  9. I am sure gonna try this. Must have been delish with plain rice.

  10. lavi,what a super preparation,I love the use of those tiny onions ,and boy do I know what they taste like in these curries- they blow me away .I can eat these for all three meals :)* Yummy Yummy in my tummy* heheheh I am pleasantly surprised my name means ,"poem" In Tamil too :) But I am guessing you would spell Kavita with a,"h" right?

  11. tempting me in the night, great treat for brinjal lovers like me.

  12. looks spicy and tasty it will go with chapati also interesting dish.
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  14. crisp procedure . came out well.. thank you.

  15. your recipe came out really well and tasty and the curry looked exact same colour as yours(im a beginner in cooking!!)and the best part is my hubby loved it.thankyou

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