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July 22, 2010

ENNAI KATHIRIKAI KUZHAMBU RECIPE

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I am a big fan of brinjal recipes.My mom usually makes brinjal gravy for idli and stuffed poriyal.After my marriage,i learnt some more varieties of brinjal recipes from my MIL.One among them is Ennai kathirikkai kulambu. I love this gravy a lot.Sendhil who hates brinjal loves this gravy a lot as it has pepper.I think most of u have ur own version.Here comes our way of making it.
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Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu Recipe


Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu Recipe Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu Recipe - My mil's version, easy and flavourful gravy for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Gravies
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Brinjal - medium sized (6 nos)
  • Tamarind - Medium gooseberry size(little (more than small gooseberry size)
  • Salt & water - as needed
To roast and grind
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1.5 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2-3 nos
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper corns - 2 tsp
METHOD

  • Wash and slit brinjal halfway into 4 pieces.Immerse in water till use to prevent color change. In a kadai,heat oil and roast pepper corns.
Ennai kathrikai kuzhambu step 1
  • When it starts to splutter ,add the remaining ingredients except coconut.Roast till golden brown.Lastly add grated coconut,roast for few seconds and switch off the flame.Let them cool. Grind everything into a powder.
Ennai Kathirikai kuzhambu step 2
  • In the same kadai ,add one more tbsp of oil and add the slitted brinjal.Roast till it gets cooked.The skin of brinjal gets browned.It takes nearly 10 minutes. 
  • Take the tamarind extract and add the roasted brinjal to it.
Ennai Kathirikai kuzhambu step 3
  • Allow it to boil with the required salt & water.After the brinjal is completely cooked,add the roasted powder and boil for some more time.Switch off the stove and serve hot.Enjoy this gravy by mixing in hot rice topped with ghee..

    Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu step 4


Note

  • Add more pepper corns and chillies based on ur spice level.The quantity i have given,gives medium spicy taste.
  • Use Tamilnadu purple or voilet brinjal for more taste and flavour.
  • Adding ghee is a must while eating.It helps to balance the heat of brinjal and peppercorns.

Serve with hot rice adding ghee !
Ennai-kathirikai-kulambu
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    BRINJAL Benefits Of Brinjal
    Commonly known as the eggplant.Brinjal is one of the most easily available and affordable vegetables. In its unripe form, it is a large greenish-whitish vegetable and when ripe, it turns a deep violet. Brinjal can be cooked in many different ways and provides many essential nutrients that are needed for overall well-being of the body. In fact, one can even take brinjal soup to attain maximum benefits from this vegetable. It is a very good source of potassium and contains a high content of water and fiber. Check out the nutritional value and also the health benefits of eating brinjal.
    Nutritional Value of Brinjal
    Given here is the nutritional value of a serving of 100 grams of brinjal.
    Calcium - 525 mg
    Cholesterol - 16mg
    Dietary Fiber - 4.9g
    Iron - 6mg
    Potassium - 618mg
    Protein - 8g
    Saturated Fat - 5.2g
    Sodium - 62mg
    Sugars - 11.4g
    Total Carbohydrates - 17.8g
    Total Fat - 27.5g
    Vitamin A - 6.4 mg
    Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Brinjal
    Take brinjal in a mashed form or as a soup and add some garlic and asafetida to it. It will help you get rid of flatulence and adjust the wind humor of the body.
    Brinjal can also be eaten after being roasted directly on fire. Just peel off the skin, mash it and add some salt in it for flavor and eat it. It will help cure phlegm, congestion and reduce the formation of gas.
    In order to increase appetite and digestion, take soup made of mashed brinjal and tomato, along with some salt and pepper.
    In case you are unable to fall asleep easily, eat a soft brinjal (along with some honey) after baking it directly over fire. If taken regularly, it may also cure insomnia.
    In order to cure enlarged spleen caused due to malaria, eat soft baked brinjal along with raw sugar on empty stomach, preferably in the morning.
      Mix with hot rice topped with ghee.Tastes yummy Thumbs up



    34 comments :

    1. I just love this like anything,brinjal is there,what else we need to love it ;)

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    2. Kinda new recipe for me and looks gud ..

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    3. First time here,love to follow ur recipes...
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    4. I luv ena kathrikai kolambu dont havent tried it myself....looks gud

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    5. I do it almost the same way, but I add brinjals without roasting. Roasting them must be really enhancing the taste.

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    6. I have neve rmade brinjal like this, would love to have the curry with plain rice, looks yumm.

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    7. this dish is totally new 2 me.. my hubby being an eggplant lover.. am surely going 2 try it :-)

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    8. hi,you have a great blog in which u explain all nutrition values

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    9. hi chitra,
      kathrikai kuzhambu looks delicious...very new to me ...brinjal is my family favorite veggie ...i will try this ..thanks for sharing this...first time to ur blog ,u got a lovely collection of yummy recipes ...very well explained too...happy to find u.
      if u get time do visit my blog

      Satya
      http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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    10. i have tried this once and loved this.being a fan of eggplant i love this yummy gravy.nice recipe

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    11. same here love eggplants too. this one is perfect with rice.

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    12. Brinjal is very yummy vegetable that I love...looks really yummy

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    13. Looks delicious, I am always ready for some eggplant :-)

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    14. Such a droolworthy kuzhambu, makes me hungry..

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    15. I am sure I would love this too ♥

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    16. Brinjal my fav too..Loved the gravy..

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    17. All time fav one.. I love this like anything and this look soooooooo yummy!!!

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    18. கத்ரிக்காய் பாக்கர்துக்கு குலோப்ஜாமூன் மாதிரி இருக்கு..:)

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    19. My Mom simply loves this...Looks fantastic

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    20. completely new to me... very intresting dish.. will try it..first here.. u have a lovely space and good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u... if u find time do visit my blog

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    21. Nice curry.Brinjal in any form i love it.

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    22. I too am a big fan of brinjal..this curry looks mouth watering!

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    23. My all time favorite....
      looks very tempting dear :-)

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    24. An Award waiting for u in my blog dear

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    25. lovely pic and looks like a tempting curry.

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    26. I have eaten ennai kathrikkai but never in a kuzhambu. Sahll try this out.

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    27. Very new to me....... Looks delicious and tempting clicks!! Will try this sure.

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    28. Tempting clicks Chitra,love it.

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