Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu Recipe

I have tasted ennai kathirikai  kuzhambu at my friends place and instantly fell for it as I love brinjals. Since then I had been wanting to try this recipe and finally a day came too.....I had bookmarked this recipe, tried it few weeks back and it came out soo good. Have it with rice and kootu the best combination.

Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe
I am struggling to come out of the holiday syndrome.....grrr hope I be back to the routine soon. After the trip all I wanted is just rasam and potato curry which is my comfort food anytime.Do watch out for my next post for the travel and food pics :)
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe

Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe - Ingredients

Recipe Reference: Jeyashris Kitchen
Serves: 2
Prep & Cooking time: 20 mins

Small Brinjals - 6 to 7
Tamarind Extract - 1.5 cups(lemon sized tamarind)
Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Spice powder for stuffing :

Coriander Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Toor Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Coconut - 1 tbsp (grated)

To temper :

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Small Onion - 10
Garlic - 1 pod
Hing - a generous pinch

Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe
1.Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'To roast and grind for the spice powder' till golden brown. Then grind it to a semi fine powder.Set aside.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe - Step1
2.Choose baby brinjals, rince them once.Put a plus mark in each brinjal(check for any worms) then stuff the spice powder into the plus mark. Repeat this for all the brinjals.Reserve the remaining spice powder for the kuzhambu.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe - Step2
3.In a pan add sesame oil - add mustard seeds let it splutter then add small onions, curry leaves, garlic and hing allow it slightly brown. Then add the stuffed brinjals and saute till it shrinks. Then add the tamarind extract,required salt and allow it to boil for 3 mins.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe - Step3
4.Check if brinjal is cooked.Then add the spice powder, turmeric and sambar powder. Add 1/4 cup water if it becomes thick. Allow it to boil for 10mins or until it reaches the desired kulambu consistency and oil separates.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with steamed rice, tastes heavenly.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe
My Notes:
  • Preferably use a non stick pan so that brinjals gets roasted well without sticking.
  • Sesame oil is good for health so add it generously. Take care to boil well till oil separates, thats the speciality of this kulambu.
  • The spice powder can be made in advance and refrigerated for future use.
  • Choose baby brinjals, you can use wither green or purple brinjals.
Ennai Kathrikkai Kulambu Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Love Ennai Kathirikka kuzhambu.. My favorite.. Am drooling here seeing the pictures..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  2. I like it when my grandma prepares it. Like your version. Stuffed brinjal picture is very good.

  3. wonderfully presented ! waiting for the tour photos!

  4. Simply mouthwatering and delicious kulambu. Looks tempting.

  5. wow delicious kulambu...ur beautiful pock makes me hungry...
    Super Yummy Recipes

  6. This is so delicious and healthy as well.

  7. Just finished my lunch and here I am drooling at your delicious kozhambu!! Your pics are just amazing dear, and so are your recipes!! This one, all I need is some steaming rice and that bowl would be empty in minutes ;)

  8. will make it and let u know.

  9. Seriously wish to have this fingerlicking kuzhambu for my tomorrow's lunch..YUmm..

  10. Wow ! Really its tempting me to taste it right now :)

  11. We make a dry dish with stuffed brinjals. Kuzhambu looks yummy.

  12. looks super tempting, never tried before!

  13. i love this too, even though it takes me a bit longer to prepare than most other curries.

  14. Very nice.. I normally do the stuffing only for the fry ... So tempting

  15. Love that pic with cut brinjal's with the stuffing.. what lovely colours!
    Mouth watering gravy!

  16. wow, i crave for this gravy. Its been a long time i made this.. Loved the last click :)

  17. Love this traditional stuffed curry....

  18. It’s a lip smacking platter

  19. Very nicely presented. One of my most fav kuzhambhu. Thanks for trying out the recipe from my space.

  20. yummy gravy with eggplants:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen

  21. I recently posted a ennai kathrikkai curry In my space..should try out kuzhumbu sometime..looks yumm

  22. Beautiful dish, seems delicious and yumm!

  23. I tried it for the first was and my hubby loved it..thank u so much..

  24. delicious one. it came out well in first time. thanks

  25. came out well in first time. thanks

  26. sharmi can i make it without sesame seeds

    1. Yes you can but sure it will affect the flavour of the curry

  27. I tried this curry,it came out so well. Very yummy.

  28. Looks very tempting.tomorrow going to try it. Will try and say how it was.

  29. Hi Sharmi. I tried this recipe and it was delicious. As u mentioned , sesame seeds gives a lot of taste. Best part is its healty too. Appreciate ur efforts and keep rocking 😊😊


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