firstly, heat 3 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ¼ tsp methi, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
also add ½ onion and saute until it turns golden brown.
further add prepared masala paste and suate for 5 minutes.
now add ½ cup tamarind extract, ½ tsp jaggery, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt.
mix well adjusting consistency as required.
further add fried brinjal and ½ cup water.
give a good mix.
cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on low to medium flame or til brinjal cooks completely and oil floats on top.
finally, add coriander leaves and serve ennai kathirikai recipe with hot steamed rice or chapati.