Brinjal,

Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu/ Brinjal Kulambu

11:49 PM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments



Ingredients:
  • Brinjals - 1/2 kg 
  • Pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Onion - 3 or shallot onion - 15
  • Tomato - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup
  • Dhania powder - 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Make four slits on the brinjals from the top without removing the stem
  • In a pan, add oil and shallow fry the brinjals
  • Remove brinjals and keep it aside.
  • Now add some more oil to the same pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and fenugreek seeds.
  • Add chopped onion and fry until it becomes transparent, now add chopped tomatoes and chopped green chillies.
  • Grind pepper, cumin seeds, and red chillies, add this mixture to the pan.
  • Fry for few minutes and then add tamarind juice, 1 cup of water, chilli powder, salt and dhania powder
  • Let the whole mixture boil and when the raw smell disappears, add the fried brinjals.
  • Let the kulambu boil for five minutes and if you want add grated coconut before switching off the stove.

Cooking time: 30 minutes
One of my favorite recipes, serve with rice and appalam.



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