Posted by Allrecipeshub on Feb - 1 - 2017 under Slider Recipe
Ingredients
  • Small Brinjals - 8
  • Tamarind - small lemon size
  • Required water
  • Required Salt
  • Jaggery - a small piece
    • To temper
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 2
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Hing / Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
    • To Grind
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tbsp
  • Channa dal - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 5
  • Shallots - 10
  • Garlic pods - 5
  • Ginger - a piece
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Coconut - 1/4 Cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 30 mins Serving: 4 people

    Ennai Kathrikai kulambu

    Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu : Small Brinjals are roasted in Oil and then cooked in a spicy tamarind gravy.It is a best side dish for biryani and also goes well with rice, idli etc.Do try this awesome recipe and share your feedback :)

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    Directions

    • To Grind : In a pan, heat 1/2 tbsp of Oil.Add Cumin Seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Pepper corns, Urad dal, Channa dal, Coriander seeds, dry red chillies and roast for 2 mins.
    • To that Add Shallots, Garlic pods, ginger piece and saute for few minutes.
    • Add Chopped Tomatoes and Cook it until it mashed up completely.
    • Add Grated coconut and saute for 2 more mins.Switch off the heat and allow it to cool completely.

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    • Once it is cooled, Transfer to a blender.Add Turmeric powder, Kashmiri Chilly powder and grind it to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
    • To Roast Brinjals :Make X cut leaving the other side intact.

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    • In a pan,heat some oil and roast the brinjals for 5 to 8 mins in medium heat until the brinjal ¬†shrinks.Take it out from the Oil and Keep it aside.

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    • To Make Gravy : In the same pan,Temper it with Mustard seeds, Dry Red Chillies,few curry leaves and hing/Asafoetida.
    • Add the freshly ground masala paste and saute for 2 to 3 mins.

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    • To that, Add tamarind extract(fom small lemon size tamarind), Required salt and a piece of jaggery(Try not to skip this,as it enhances the taste).Mix well.Adjust gravy consistency by adding required water.
    • Cover and Cook until Oil separates and oozes out .Do it in medium heat.

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    • Add the Roasted Brinjals and mix well.simmer it for 5 mins in low heat.

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    • Delicious Ennai Kathrikai is ready .Serve it as a side dish for biryani/ plain rice/ Idli etc.

    Ennai Kathrikai

    Notes

    • Try to use Small Brinjals. You can also try with Large ones,if means,Cut into pieces and continue.
    • You can add more or less water according to your preference,how thick you want the Gravy.

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