GravyEnnai Kathirikai kuzhambu recipe

Ennai Kathirikai kuzhambu recipe

Ennai Kathirikkai kuzhambu recipe with full video and step-by-step pictures. A popular South Indian gravy recipe made by stuffing freshly ground masala inside the mini eggplants and cooked in Tamarind-based gravy.

This is an exotic South Indian gravy that 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.

Also, check out Ennai kathirikai curry, stuffed brinjal curry, Andhra style Gutti vankaya kura.


Ennai Kathrikai 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 the 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




  • 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 the rest of the brinjals.
  • In a pan add oil and sesame oil. Throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Peel the skin of the small onion and add this and fry till it turns golden brown color.
  • Add the stuffed brinjals and fry for some time.
  • Now add the tamarind extract.
  • Add in the sambar powder, turmeric powder, and 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 top.
  • Enjoy any kootu of your choice.


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