Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu Recipe | Egg Plant -Brinjal - Vazhuthananga Curry Recipe | Stuffed Eggplant in Tamarind Sauce

Have tried Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu?  This is a must-try!

Whole Brinjal Curry- Ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu is yet another my family's favorite recipe. Whenever I gets small brinjals from the grocery store, I prepares this dish. This is one of the most exotic dishes among Tamilian's.Tender eggplants-brinjal are stuffed with the roasted masala mixture and shallow fried in oil to get it cooked and again it is simmered/cooked in masala tamarind gravy to get the traditional taste.

Do try this sometime am sure you will like it!

Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu  Recipe | Eggplant-Brinjal-Vazhuthananga Curry | Stuffed Eggplant in Tamarind Sauce Curry 

Small Brinjals /Eggplant : 8 to 10 nos
Tamarind : lemon size ball
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves : few
Salt to taste
Gingelly Oil : 3 tbsp

For Stuffing:
Toor dal : 1/2 tsp
Channa dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
Fenugeek seeds : 1/4 tsp
Cumins seeds : 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds : 1 tsp
Asafoetida : a pinch
Dry red chilli : 5-8 nos or to your spicy level
Grated Coconut : 3 tbsp
Chopped onions : 3 tbsp

How to make Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu | Egg Plant -Brinjal - Vazhuthananga Curry :

1. Soak tamarind in 1 1/2 cup of warm water for 10-15 minutes and take juice and keep it aside.
2. Heat 1 tsp of gingelly oil in a pan; add fenugeek, cumin, coriander seeds, toor dal, channa dal, urad dal, dry chilli, asafoetida and fry for few minutes.
3. Cool it and grind with grated coconut and onion to a smooth paste; set it aside.
4. Cut the brinjals with stems into 4 quarters and stuff the grounded paste to the brinjals and marinate them for 10-15 minutes.
5. Heat oil in a pan,add mustard when its starts to splutter, add curry leaves and reduce the fire to low now slide the marinated brinjals and stir occasionally.
6. Close the pan with a lid and allow the brinjals to cook for few minutes.(make sure the brinjals are not broken).
7. Add tamarind juice, turmeric powder salt and close the pan with lid bring it to boil.Cook till the curry thicken and oil separates. Serve with hot rice and pappadam... Enjoy!

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  1. I love the stuffing,gravy is thick,.....

  2. first time here...and am glad I did bump into this way..I loved going thru some of ur recipes over n over..beautiful blog.

  3. That dish looks delicious, mouth watering and unique. Bharwa Baingan with gravy. Send some over its almost dinner time here.

    Congrats on ur award. You deserve it. Thanks for ur kind comments on my blog.

    I guess I'm going to take on ur generous offer and share your happiness by displaying the award on my blog.

  4. never tried this way..would love to have it with piping hot rice and pappad..yummm :-)

  5. This kuzhambu has been my all time favorite. This has become one of my husband's favorite too after our marriage. Your ver makes me drool. Wonderful clicks and very well presented.

  6. Wow! they look awesome.

  7. Looks absolutely delicious, eggplant is one of my favorite veggie.

  8. Gravy looks so good esp the colour of it is really temting...Nice recipe with eggplants,never tried stuffing in it..will do it this time,thanks for sharing it...and congraz on ur award,u truely deserve it and thanks for sharing it with all of us sangeetha..really sweet of u

  9. hey Sangeetha..
    the curry looks really tempting,.
    Nice clicks..
    Congrats on the award dea..!!

  10. Looks delicious and perfect with rice dear...

  11. Ah-----What a tempting and mouthwatering ennai kathrikai kuzhambu,It looks so perfect and a nice picture.

  12. looks so nice and spicy, dear...love to have it with rice and dosas...yummyyy...congrats on ur award, u deserve a lot more!

  13. Congrats on your award! Always wanted to try Ennai kathrikai since my husband loves brinjal in all its forms!Will try...

  14. Tamilnadu specialskonde kalakkugayanallo...Nalla gravy.

  15. Tempting and delicious kuzhambu dear...Makes me hungry..

  16. This is my very favorite! Yours looks delectable and appetizing!

  17. Ennai kathirkkai is my favourite .I end up eating more when I prepare this.

  18. no doubt all would love it..congrates on ur awards

  19. super ennai kathirikai kuzhambu same like me!!

  20. yummy...i love stuffed brinjals..this is different then the way we make..good to know..

  21. Yummy..wow Bharwa Baingan with gravy. Will try making this as I love stuffed eggplant.

  22. Wonderful curry, I lvoe ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu so much, but hardly find small brinjals here:( This is very tempting. And congrats with your award...and thanks for shairng with everyone, that very sweet of you da.

  23. Adipoli tangy and yummy gravy...nowadays i am also experimenting a lot with eggplants...ivide ishtam pole kittunna oru saadhanam alle,chorum kooti kazhikkan thonnunu

  24. wow! veendum adipoli recipe.. a new recipe for me ...

  25. I am drooling over that picture...this is comfort food for me :)

  26. Adipoli..Very nice dark colour.Ethuvare kazhichittilla..Perfect with rice.

  27. A yummy bharwa baingan curry

  28. Anu Deepak7:46 AM

    That is a delicious curry..love to have with some rice and vathal; looks Tempting,tangy and appetizing!!

  29. Sangee your dishes are simply mouthwatering and the pics make us more hungry!such a delicious dish..Never tasted it da.Will try it soon.
    Congrats on ur well deserved award!!
    Thank u very much for sharing with all of us.:)

  30. Perfect with hot rice and papad... looks mouthwatering :)

  31. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and following me..I m just a beginner and comments are really an encouragement ...
    Your gravy looks delicious..Congrats for the award:)

  32. what a click... sherikyum kothiyavunu....

  33. this kulambhu i wanted to try and looking a perfect recipe.This looks so yum and i am going to tryy soon

  34. Thank u all my friends for your enocuraging words......... hope you all try this out and love it. it tastes yummy with rice.:)

  35. Dear Sangeetha
    Congratulation for the award and thanks for passing on to me and all. I have enough space to display :-)
    My kitchen is operational and finally got some Kokum ..so all roads lead to Kerala style fish curry.
    Have a nice weekend.

  36. That looks and sounds so delicious! I LOVE eggplants everything but I've never cooked them in a curry. I'm wondering if I can try to make it my easy way, maybe skip some spices (sorry I still have a hard time finding Indian spices around here).

    Congrats on the award! You really deserved it and it was so sweet of you that you passed it onto other bloggers (I hope I'm included, hehe)!!!

  37. Never tried,Goes well with white rice

  38. Yummy Kozhambu Sangeetha. Looks so delicious!

  39. Thanks for sharing us the award!!
    This kathrikkai recipe is new for me.

  40. Nice thick gravy...the stuffing used here is awesome...congrats on your award :)

  41. My all time favorite! Perfect and great click!

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  46. Anonymous..thx, Do give a try and let me know.

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