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ennai kathirikai recipe | kathirikai puli kulambu | brinjal curry south indian

easy ennai kathirikai recipe | kathirikai puli kulambu | brinjal curry south indian
Course curry
Cuisine tamil nadu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for masala  paste:

  • 4 tsp oil
  • ¾ tbsp chana dal
  • ½ tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 dried red chilli
  • 3 tbsp coconut
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 3 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ inch ginger
  • ½ tomato chopped
  • ½ cup water to blend

for curry:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 9 small brinjal / eggplant / baingain / kathirikai
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup tamarind extract
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

Instructions

  • 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.