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Ennai Kathrikkai kuzhambu recipe, South Indian gravy recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Ennai Kathrikkai kuzhambu recipe
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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Treatntrick treatntrick February 29, 2012 - 5:41 am

Easy to follow and looks awesome!

Mahi February 29, 2012 - 5:54 am

Kuzhambu looks yummy!

Poonam Borkar February 29, 2012 - 6:03 am

looks super tempting!!

San February 29, 2012 - 6:26 am

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

Prathibha February 29, 2012 - 6:49 am

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

Gayathri NG February 29, 2012 - 7:23 am

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...

RAKS KITCHEN February 29, 2012 - 8:04 am

Looks very very delicious with the cute kathikais, wish I could have it with rice 🙂 Lovely clicks

Kaveri February 29, 2012 - 9:13 am

Mmmmm...mouthwatering kuzhambu...looks wonderful

Kitchen Boffin February 29, 2012 - 9:41 am

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!

Rachana February 29, 2012 - 9:52 am

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

faseela February 29, 2012 - 10:52 am

yummy kulambhu dear....super reciope

Ramya Manja February 29, 2012 - 11:31 am

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

Padhu February 29, 2012 - 1:45 pm

This is my family's favorite.Tempting

Hema February 29, 2012 - 2:37 pm

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

notyet100 February 29, 2012 - 3:19 pm

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

Aarthi February 29, 2012 - 3:29 pm

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


Sumi February 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm

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

Farah February 29, 2012 - 3:48 pm

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

Lavi February 29, 2012 - 5:42 pm

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

Gayathri Anand February 29, 2012 - 5:53 pm

yummy and delicious ..pass that bowl to me

Sobha Shyam February 29, 2012 - 7:06 pm

very flavourful and delicious curry..

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Ambika February 29, 2012 - 7:13 pm

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!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen February 29, 2012 - 7:27 pm

looks awesome and mouthwaterin dish

Laavanya February 29, 2012 - 8:40 pm

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.

Julie February 29, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Thick n rich gravy,yum yum!!

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Kanan Patel February 29, 2012 - 11:04 pm

looking so appetizing. pics are beautiful
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Home Cooked Oriya Food March 1, 2012 - 3:21 am

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

Indrani March 1, 2012 - 3:36 am

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

Rekha shoban March 1, 2012 - 6:09 am

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

vidhas March 1, 2012 - 6:15 am

I love this kulambhu . inviting pictures.

Plateful March 1, 2012 - 11:18 am

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

Sharmilee! :) March 1, 2012 - 11:20 am

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

Sriya March 1, 2012 - 2:43 pm

irst time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy kulambu ...
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Priya dharshini March 1, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Luv the cute kathirikai in the kulambu...Must try one.

Namitha March 1, 2012 - 10:55 pm

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

Unknown March 1, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Great recipe and filling used for brinjals are just right!

Sensible Vegetarian March 2, 2012 - 1:31 am

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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hemalata March 2, 2012 - 11:27 am

Super tempting dish,looks so yummy.

Nagalakshmi V March 2, 2012 - 1:37 pm

this is superb, i love it!

Soundarya V March 3, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Looks awesome...my favorite..

RENU April 12, 2012 - 5:56 am

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

GK July 23, 2012 - 7:02 am

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

Myslf December 3, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Thank you! It came out beautifully!

Linu AKR December 16, 2012 - 11:44 pm

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

Anu Chandramohan February 11, 2013 - 4:58 am

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

Roo December 16, 2013 - 4:19 pm

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


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