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Kathirikkai - Murungaikkai Kara Kuzhambu ( Brinjal -Drumstick curry)

Kathirikkai - murungaikkai kara kuzahmbu This much spicy, restaurant style kuzhambu is one of  my favorites. Always Brinjal and Drumstick are perfect partners and this kuzhambu is the best example which proves it. Just have this kuzhambu along with rice and pappad for a divine experience..
The recipe follows..

kathirikkai - murungaikkai kara kuzhambu

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 20 minutes


Brinjal                  - 3
Drumstick            - 1
Small Onion        - 5 to 7
Tomato                - 1
Garlic Cloves      - 3 to 5
Tamarind             - small lemon size ball
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder        - 1 tsp
Salt                       - As required
Mustard Seeds     - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal              - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds  - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds        - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves       - few
Oil                        - 2 tbsp

To Dry roast and Powder:

Coriander Seeds      - 1/2 tsp (Malli)
Cumin Seeds           - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Black Pepper           - 6 to 8
Urad Dal                 - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds     - 1/4 tsp (Vendhayam)


  • Chop small onion and garlic into two. Chop Brinjal and Drumstick into bigger pieces. Chop tomato finely. Extract tamarind juice from tamarind. Dry roast and powder everything under ' To Dry roast and Powder'.
  • Heat oil in a cooker. When its hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and  fenugreek seeds. When they splutter add chopped onions, garlic and curry leaves.
  • When they turn translucent, add chopped Brinjal and Drumstick.
  • Saute for 3 more minutes so that vegetables are half cooked and after that add chopped tomatoes.
  • Add salt, Turmeric powder and chili powder. Cover with a lid and cook until tomatoes are completely cooked.
  • Add tamarind extract and powdered masala. Mix everything well together and cook it for a whistle. Your Kuzhambu is ready.
  • Enjoy your kuzhambu with hot steaming rice..