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Kathirikkai Kuzhambu (Brinjal Kuzhambu)

Kathirikkai Kuzhambu

Nothing can beat the taste of this  Kathirikkai kuzhambu (Brinjal Kuzhambu) which has perfect spices. This kuzhambu is cooked in Gingely oil to enhance the taste. The recipe follows..

kathirikkai kuzhambu

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


Brinjal                   - 3
Small Onion          - 8 to 10
Tamarind               - small lemon size ball
Salt                         - As required
Turmeric Powder   - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds        - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                 - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida               - a pinch
Curry Leaves           - few
Gingely Oil              - 2 tbsp  

For the Masala:

Dry Red Chili        - 3
Channa Dal            - 1 tsp (Kadalai Parupu)
Urad Dal                - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds     - 1/2 tsp (Malli)
Grated Coconut      - 1/4 cup
Tomato                   - 1


  • Dry roast dry red chili, coriander seeds, channa dal, urad dal and grated coconut. Take it out in a plate. Roast in gingely oil chopped tomato. After it cools down grind tomato with dry roasted items adding very little water. Your masala is ready now.
  • Peel small onion. If its big, chop it also into two or use as such. Slit brinjal into four. Extract juice from tamarind.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add small onion to it. When they turn translucent add slit brinjals. Add also salt and turmeric powder. Cover with a lid and cook till brinjals are cooked 3/4 th.
  • After that add ground masala. Saute till raw flavor goes off and then add tamarind extract.
  • Cover with a lid and cook in medium flame till brinjals are cooked and oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and Urad dal to it. When they splutter add curry leaves and add it to the cooked kuzhambu.
  • Enjoy it with hot steaming rice!!