Ennai Kathrikkai kuzhambu recipe, South Indian gravy recipes

Ennai kathrikkai Kuzhambu, recipe updated with video. Ennai kathrikkai kulambu is a popular South Indian gravy, Brinjal is stuffed with freshly made spices and cooked in tamarind gravy. This is an exotic South Indian gravy pairs well with plain rice and a simple appalam. We can make this recipe without the addition of small onions and make it a no garlic no version.
ennai kathrikkai kuzhambu

Ennai Kathrikkai kuzhambu
Ennai kathrikkai kuzhmabu

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Brinjals stuffed with fresh spice mix and cooked in flavourful tamarind gravy.
For the spice powder
    Coriander seeds 1/2 tblsp
    Chana dal 1/2 tblsp
    Urad dal 1/2 tblsp
    Whole black pepper 1/2 tsp
     Red chili 2
     Toor dal 1/2 tblsp
     Coconut 1 tbslp (optional)
     Garlic 1 clove (optional)
Other Ingredients:     
   Sesame oil 3 tblsp + 3 tsp
    Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
    Eggplants | brinjal 10
    Small onions a handful
    Tamarind  a gooseberry size 
    Sambar powder   3 tsp
    Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Mustard  seeds  1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves   few
                                  Video of how to make Ennai kathrikkai kuzhambu


brinjal curry
  • Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes. Extract the tamarind juice using 1 and 1/2 cup water.
  • Dry roast all the items except coconut till golden brown.
  • If using coconut, dry roast them separately.
  • Allow it to cool and make it into a fine powder. 
  • Slit the brinjals into 4 parts. Do not cut this fully.
  • Stuff the spice powder into this and keep it aside. Repeat this for rest of the brinjals.
  • In a pan add oil and sesame oil. Throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Peel the skin of small onion and add this and fry till it turns golden brown color.
  • Add the stuffed brinjals and fry for sometime.
  • Now add the tamarind extract.
  • Add in the sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt.
  • Boil for 10 mins till you reach the right consistency.
  • When it is done, transfer to a serving bowl and add a tsp of sesame oil on the top.
  • Enjoy with any kootu of your choice.
Ennai kathrikkai kuzhambu

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  1. Easy to follow and looks awesome!

  2. Kuzhambu looks yummy!

  3. It's an untimate recipe that pairs well with rice, papad and ghee. Pics are such a feast to the eyes jeyashri.

  4. I wish you could me that bowl,I m tempted to eat this n its almost lunch time here..

  5. Looks delicious with extra kaimanam, i also used to prepare more or less same methos but wont add tood dhal wil try for next time...

  6. Looks very very delicious with the cute kathikais, wish I could have it with rice :) Lovely clicks

  7. Mmmmm...mouthwatering kuzhambu...looks wonderful

  8. i have had a very spicy brinjal curry from somewhere.. it was so yummy that i tried many recipes which came in my way, but have not yet succeeded.. urs look very delectable.. must try this!

  9. I can imagine how delicious this would taste... Mouthwatering !!!

  10. yummy kulambhu dear....super reciope

  11. Wow amazing,I can finish a big bowl of rice with such a delicious curry...Looks sooper tempting....

  12. This is my family's favorite.Tempting

  13. Like this so much, you have done it so well, and the clicks are awesome..

  14. Curry looks yum,.nd the pics are too good,.

  15. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  16. wow, its totally yummy.great pictures. I have always made the dry version..yet to make this kuzhambhu version.bookmarked

  17. oh my!! mouthwatering dish........

  18. drooling, got baby brinjals today, cant wait to prepare this ennai kathrikaai!

  19. yummy and delicious ..pass that bowl to me

  20. very flavourful and delicious curry..

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  21. Yummy!!! This is one of my all time favorites!!! Looks super delicious, please please send me that bowl. I miss the small eggplants so much!

  22. looks awesome and mouthwaterin dish

  23. I love this kuzhambu but don't make it often since my husband is not a huge fan of brinjal... i too posted this long back.... so tasty right? Love the pictures.

  24. Thick n rich gravy,yum yum!!

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  25. looking so appetizing. pics are beautiful
    Spice up the Curry

  26. lovely click... i would love some...

  27. Nice recipe, I'll try this sometime..nice clicks as always, send some entries for my event, Spotlight : Colorful holi. link : http://cuisinedelights.blogspot.in/2012/02/my-first-event-spotlight-colourful-holi.html

  28. gravy looks very thick n yummy....perfect with rice and appalam!

  29. I love this kulambhu . inviting pictures.

  30. I'm going to try this next time I get eggplant. Delicious!

  31. Wow flavourful and yummy...I love ena kathrikai kulambu and ur version tempts me soo much

  32. irst time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy kulambu ...
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  33. Luv the cute kathirikai in the kulambu...Must try one.

  34. Am drooling thinking about the great taste. My ex-neighbor who was a Tamilian used to make this and share with us

  35. Great recipe and filling used for brinjals are just right!

  36. There are few side dishes which go in as main course itself for meand this kuzhambu is one such thing. Looks so drool worthy.
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  37. Super tempting dish,looks so yummy.

  38. this is superb, i love it!

  39. Looks awesome...my favorite..

  40. i tried this..it came out good...thnaks.

  41. Awesome looking curry.....love ennai kathirikai though!!!

  42. Thank you! It came out beautifully!

  43. Thank you. made this today. Was really yummy. Though I had to grind the powder in the pewter which it even better!!

  44. the best dish I've ever prepared. Thank you !

  45. tried it today. turned out to be great. waiting for my hubbys feedback today afternoon. thanks a lot. kudos....