Friday, March 30, 2012

Ennai Kathirikai with roasted peanuts

Few years ago,I tasted an andhra side dish - ladies finger stuffed with peanuts masala...I cud still recall the taste now...I tried many recipes,but that cudnt match the taste..The best lesson after many disasters(it happened),roast the peanuts before grinding it...This recipe gives awesome taste to the Brinjals...

Brinjal-7-8 nos
Peanuts-1 cup
Coriander seeds-2 tbsp
Cumin-1 tbsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander leaves,chopped-2 stems
Sesame/Olive Oil-1/3 cup


1.Dry roast the peanuts until crunchy

2.Dry roast the cumin and coriander seeds in low flame until it turns slight brown
3.Cool the peanuts,coriander seeds,cumin and the onions and grind it coarsely or finely
4.Now add the salt and chilli powder and mix it

5.Slit the whole brinjal into four and stuff the paste into it

6.Heat the oil in a pan and add the remaining masala and brinjals ,saute a minute
7.Sprinkle 1/4 salt ,coriander over the brinjals and toss them
8.Close the lid and cook in the low flame

9.When brinjal turns tender enough,its ready to serve


  1. I love ennai kathrikkai, but have always made with coconut. The peanuts must be adding some crunch to the stuffing. nice one Priya!

  2. Delicious recipe, love the last picture, very inviting..

  3. Truly awesome and flavorful recipe..Lots of jub resulting in a delicious make over !

  4. lovely.. I had similar kind of ennai kathirikkai at my office canteen once. Sounds superb priya..

  5. One of my fav ways of making brinjal! Looks delicious!

  6. My mom used to do this.She will replace coriander seeds with chana dal.Will try ur version.loving it.

  7. Yummy and delicious!!! to try this out sometime

  8. All-time fav, that too when mom cooks it!!!!Mouth-watering priya!!!!

  9. Your version sounds and looks so flavourful....very tempting


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