Ennai Katharikai kulambu is a famous south Indian kulambu/Kuzhambu recipe, The goodness of this recipe is in the oil that floats on the top of the kuzhambu ,It pairs greatly with white Rice and any other Fry.
I had this kulambu with White Rice ,Lady’s Finger Poriyal, Raw banana Fry and Sorrakai/Bottlegourd Kootu.
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Ennai kathirika kara kulambu RECIPE
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Kulambu
Prep Time: 10 mins| Cook Time : 20 mins | Serves: 4 | Author :Sharmila
Brinjal – 6-7
Onion – 1
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Water – as needed
Coriander Leaves – to garnish
Tamarind - Lemon sized
Freshly grated Coconut - ¼ cup
Jeera/cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Pepper Corns – 4-5
Garlic pods – 5-6
Curry Leaves – a Spring
Ginger – 1 inch piece chopped
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 4tbsp
Curry Leaves – a spring
1) Take all the ingredients mentioned in the “To Grind” table in a blender and blend it along with little water to form a fine puree. Slit open the brinjals in to four but don’t open it fully. Keep them in water till use otherwise the colour of the brinjals might change.
2) In a kadai add in oil once it’s hot add in cumin seeds and then add in the finely chopped onions and curry leaves and fry till the onions become translucent.
3) Next add in the tomatoes and cook till they becomes mushy. Next add in the ground masala and mix well, Along with this add in the Turmeric powder, Chili powder, Coriander powder, Salt and mix well.
4) Once they are blended well add in the brinjals and mix together with the masala.
5) Soak the tamarind in water for 15 min sand squeeze out the juice .Next add in the extracted tamarind water and cook till the brinjals are cooked, Continue cooking in a medium flame. Check for salt and spices and adjust accordingly. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
- This recipe calls for more oil
- Use baby brinjals for this recipe for best results.
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