Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ennai Kathirikai

Ennai Kathirikai is the most pampering dish , today it is my grand ma's version...I often wished to know the recipe from her.But alas,my laziness strikes always..People make ennai kathirikai  in many ways..My mom makes it simple...But this recipe takes little more time(Say half an hour)..

Here is the recipe for half kilo of smallest brinjal/eggplant,
To Fry and Grind
Cinnamon stick-half inch
Coconut-1/2 cup
Khus khus-2 tbsp
Pepper-1 tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Onion-1 cup
Tomato-1/2 cup
Turmeric-a pinch
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Coriander leaves-handful
Sesame oil-half cup
Garlic-4 cloves
Salt to taste

To Season
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-handful

And for Gravy
Tamarind paste-2 tsps mixed to two cups of water
(if u want it like(sour) puli  kulumbu,u can add more)

1.Fry all the dry spices Cardomon,clove,cinnamon and khus khus to dark brown color
2.Then fry coconut,onion and add rest of the ingredients one by one to make fine masala
3.Cool it down,and grind to fine paste
4.Cut the brinjal(buy the smallest) into 4 halves and stuff the masala well(Save the remaining masala)
5.Take a cooking pan with lid,Season mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil ,add the tamarind water and remaining masala,stir it well and add the brinjals
6.Close the lid,Cook in the lowest flame for 10-15 minutes or until the brinjal cooks.(Do not over cook)
7.U can make as curry or gravy as u like..Can add more water to make it as kulumbu.

Enna Oru Kathirikai....Isn't it?....Bye..Happy Eating

P.S: Many were asking about posting non-vegetarian dishes..I am fasting towards diwali for puratasi month.. Sorry guys,wait till oct 17th until time to celebrate(munch) diwali padshanam(Sweets n Savories)


  1. Ennai Kathirikai dish looks tempting and mouthwatering Priya...just love this dish..

  2. I just made these for lunch yesterday Priya but the recipe differs..will post mine soon..

  3. thanks for the recipe priya...its really tempting:)

  4. Wow! this is one of my favorite, yummy recipe and looks great!

  5. Hello darling, thank you for visiting my cottage and for the sweet comment you left behind, much appreciated. I am here at your blog and I must say your blog is so delicious., I am now a follower. Please do visit my cottage for tea as I will yours.

    Love & Hugs


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