Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stuffed Brinjals / Ennai Kathirikai & Peanut Podi - A two-in-one recipe-with step-by-step pictures

Ennai Kathirikai is a delicious curry that goes good with Sambar sadam, Rasam sadam and Yogurt/Curd rice. This curry is different from "Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu". In this recipe, I have used groundnut & Sesame to stuff and spice up the curry. This combo gives a nice aroma and a wonderful taste.

Ingredients :

1. Fresh Brinjals - 8
2. Curry Leaves - A few
3. Gingelly Oil - 1.5 tbs
4. Salt - To taste

For Spice powder,

Dry roast and coarsely powder the following ingredients along with salt.

1. Roasted unsalted groundnut - 1.5 tbs
2. Gingelly/Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
3. Urad Dhal - 1.5 tsp
4. Coconut - 1/2 tbs (Grated)
5. Red Chilly - 3 or adjust to your taste

This spice mix can be prepared in large quantity and stored. This can be either used as a rice mix or accompaniment to idly or dosa.

Procedure :

1. Select small and fresh green or purple brinjals(eggplant).

2. Remove the top and then make a criss-cross cuts.

3. Stuff the spice powder. Keep the remaining powder aside.

4. Now, in a pan add 1 tbs of oil. Gently place the stuffed brinjals. Medium the flame.

5. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook till the brinjal colour changes.

6. Now, throw the remaining spice powder on the top of the brinjals.

7. Add remaining oil and turn the brinjals gently. Allow to cook for another few minutes.

8. Switch off the stove. Garnish with curry leaves.

9. Serve as a side-dish to rice or roti.

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Who tried this recipe?
1. Yashodha


Jaleela Kamal said...

wow super bringal, nice click

Pari Vasisht said...

Quick and easy preparation.



Tina said...


Priya Suresh said...

Salivating here, inviting ennai kathirikai..

Unknown said...

so tempting

Suja Manoj said...

Beautiful recipe..quick and delicious

Gayu said...

That's totally delicious and tempting..

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divya said...

So flavorful and tempting fry....

Ganga Sreekanth said...

wow awesome dear...new to me

Mahi said...

Looks delicious Nithu! Will try it next time when I buy brinjals.

Anu said...

My Fav one..love it


hmmm i could smell the aroma over here haha..
hello there how are you? glad to have come by again.

Mahi said...

Hey nithu, I prepared this just a few hours back. It was delicious nithu! Perfect combination with Tomato biriyani! :P

Anisha said...

Wow that was a quick recipe and the Brinjals look so spicy and mouthwatering.

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks friends for your lovely comments:-)

@ Mahi, Glad you tried this..thanks for your good feedback as well:-)

Sangeetha M said...

Hi Nithu
Thank you so much for leadng me to this wonderful space, you have a lovely blog n u r a "Talented Blogger" :) more delightful recipes, awards and much more here...Happy to follow u :)
Ennai Kathirikkai is awesome and looks more inviting dear...will try this for sure!!

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Sobha Shyam said...

very delicious and flavourful brinjal dish..looks yummy..Thanx for the follow and sweet comments at my space..happy to follow u too :)

Roshni said...

Nithu - you have used so less oil in this recipe. great job!! and the seetha pazham (the green fruit) in the background in one of the photos is my fav. I want some now. I do not get it here

hemalata said...

Very tempting recipe, looks very tasty.