Jul 27, 2009

Ennai Kathirikkai/ Stuffed eggplant curry

This is a tangy, mouthwatering authentic tamil recipe with the purple vegetable, brinjal. Even people who disike brinjal tend to adore this dish. It goes well with rice or rotis. It is made with roasted aromatic spices and fresh brinjals blended together in oil. This recipe was passed on to me from my dear mom! Small eggplants taste best when using this rcipe, however if using the long ones, slice them into two halves before stuffing.

Ingredients

Brinjal / Eggplant - 6 small ones
Tamarind paste - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt to taste

To grind
Roasted Peanuts - 1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds/Dhania - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoonChanna dal -1 tablespoon
Black peppercorns - 1 teaspoon
Sesame - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 5
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon

Directions

In a small pan, add a teaspoon of oil and roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peppercorns, red chillies, sesame seeds and asafoetida together on low heat. Take care they do not burn.  Allow them to cool and grind them together along with the roasted peanuts,salt and the grated coconut.

Wash the brinjals and slice the stem at the top. Then make two perpendicular slits from the top. The slit should be made 3/4 th way and not till the bottom.

Now stuff the ground masala, inside the slit brinjals and leave them aside for about 15 minutes.

Heat a pan with a little oil and season with cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the stuffed brinjals and also add the tamarind paste and a few tablespoons of water. Cover and allow it to cook until the brinjals soften. Then remove the lid and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the oil comes out from the sides. Adjust salt.

Serve warm with rice or rotis. 

Sending this to FIL:Brinjals hosted by Sanghi.

Also sending my other eggplant dishes.

Baingan Bharta

Eggplant rice/Vanghi Bath

Eggplant Gratin

Spaghetti with eggplants



41 comments:

  1. One of my favorite versions of Brinjal.. Looks Fab!

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  2. It looks so delicious! As you said brinjals tastes great when prepared this way and this is my favourite dish! Lovely brinjal dishes for the event too :)

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  3. Looks delicious and yummy..........

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  4. looks wonderful & yummy ...........

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  5. Looks yummy and delicious. All the entries for the event are lovely ...

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  6. Wowow! Looks soo delicious ...My fav! Nice entries :)

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  7. I have come to love eggplant more and more, and It's because of dishes like this! Excellent and delicious!

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  8. Yumm this is real mouthwatering curry..

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  9. I like that thsi is not deep fried. Good recipe.

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  10. Wonderful looking picture and a delicious recipe!

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  11. Love stuffed Brinjals..looks yummy

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  12. Mmmm mouthwatering recipe. Looks so delicious.

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  13. Looks so delicious, loved the stuffing!

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  14. Love these stuffed brinjals. Who can resist these spicy,tangy enna kathirkkai.

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  15. looks yummy... i like the stuffing

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  16. WOW... looks spicy & tempting... delicious clicks... Yum Yum Yum.. thanks for sharing :)

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  17. The dish looks very delicious Dhivya...nice pictures :)

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  18. hi divya,
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    Regards,
    Hema.

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  19. wow..my fav curry...i too make in the similar way...yummy recipe

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  20. Looks awesome..rich and flavourful..

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  21. i love making this stuffed brinal curry very often...its soo rich and delicious with peanutty flavor gravy

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  22. curry reminds me of my grandmoms special dishes!!
    looks fantastico and i bet it tastes too..

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  23. Lovely pics Div..have heard so much about this traditional dish:)

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  25. this is so making me hungry. I love this too ..

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  27. looks soooo tempting Divya! Love this curry :)

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  28. Lovely dish. Very tempting. There is something waiting for u in my blog.

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  31. More than anything, I love the sauce for this.

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  32. Lovely and mouthwatering.
    I remember having it a loooong time ago. I can smell the aromatic spices from that adorable picture.

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  33. Good recipe; would like to try it out!

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  34. I tried the dish and it was yummy! Thanks a lot!

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  35. I tried this receipe today...It cameout good...Thanks...

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