Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ennai Kathirikai Kuzambu/Eggplants in Sesame Oil

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Ingredients
5 Small Brinjals/Eggplant
1/2 large onion finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup tamarind extract(adjust to the heat of the cayenne pwdr)
1/4 tsp coriander powder
a pinch of roasted fenugreek powder

Seasonings
4-5 tbsp Sesame oil
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds
Curry Leaves
Salt to taste

Method
Wash eggplants nicely and remove the stalks.Make medium slits across the bottom of the eggplant and small slits on the top of them.Heat sesame oil in deep pan and add mustard & cumin seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,onions,garlic and salt.When the onions are nicely done add eggplants stir nicely and cover cook for 3-4 mins, add finely chopped tomatoes,turmeric give it a nice stir and cover cook for another 3 mins.Add cayenne powder,coriander powder,tamarind,required amount of water and cover cook for another 5 mins,add a pinch of roasted fenugreek powder and cook for another 2 mins.When the oil seperates from the curry give it a nice stir and enjoy with rice.


I usually use only olive oil for most of my dishes but this dish asks for sesame oil.Sesame oil and eggplant together bring in a flavor that is very unique and wonderful.I enjoyed making it and eating it hope you do too.

13 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Pushpa,

The curry looks absolutely delectable. I love this brinjal curry. It's just too good

Roshan said...

i like eggplants in all forms.....baji, in sambar ....we make something called theeyal and also in aviyal....this is another recipe for me.....good one....

Rookie Qookie said...

Hey Pushpa..am not a fan of mustard or sesame oil...can we make it in normal oil? will there be any difference in taste?

Kairali sisters said...

Eggplants are a treat to me, i love eating them all the time, this curry looks simply awesome pushpa...

Madhu said...

I absolutely love brinjal and I am always looking for different ways to make it. I am sure gonna try this one.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious eggplant recipe..gravy looks spicy and creamy.

Pushpa said...

Thankyou Suji,Suja,Roshan,Madhu,PS and RQ for the comments.RQ sure you can use any oil.I love the combination of eggplants and sesame oil.If you prefer add dry roasted sesame seeds pwdr instead.

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

I know if I do this in my house...it's going to be a sure hit......

Swathi said...

Nice curry. I have some eggplants waiting to be used.

Uma said...

nice eggplant curry! inviting

Santosh Bangar said...

the colour of curry is very nice dish is looking fabulous

Cham said...

Ennai katririkai without sesame oil won't be authentic ! Looks awesome. Would be great with thogaiyal!

NIDHYA said...

totally drooling here..looks very very tempting and mouthwatering, Pushpa. Love to give it a try.

Aaha Oho

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