Ennai kathirikai

Ennai Kathirikai is the most pampering dish , today it is my grand ma’s version…I often wished to know the recipe from her.But alas,my laziness strikes always..People make ennai kathirikai  in many ways..My mom makes it simple…But this recipe takes little more time(Say half an hour)..

Here is the recipe for half kilo of smallest brinjal/eggplant,

To Fry and Grind

Cardomon-2

Cinnamon stick-half inch

Cloves-4

Coconut-1/2 cup

Khus khus-2 tbsp

Pepper-1 tsp

Jeera-1 tsp

Onion-1 cup

Tomato-1/2 cup

Turmeric-a pinch

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Coriander powder-2 tsp

Coriander leaves-handful

Sesame oil-half cup

Garlic-4 cloves

Salt to taste

To Season

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Curry leaves-handful

And for Gravy

Tamarind paste-2 tsps mixed to two cups of water

(if u want it like(sour) puli  kulumbu,u can add more)

Method

1.Fry all the dry spices Cardomon,clove,cinnamon and khus khus to dark brown color

2.Then fry coconut,onion and add rest of the ingredients one by one to make fine masala

3.Cool it down,and grind to fine paste

4.Cut the brinjal(buy the smallest) into 4 halves and stuff the masala well(Save the remaining masala)

5.Take a cooking pan with lid,Season mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil ,add the tamarind water and remaining masala,stir it well and add the brinjals

6.Close the lid,Cook in the lowest flame for 10-15 minutes or until the brinjal cooks.(Do not over cook)

7.U can make as curry or gravy as u like..Can add more water to make it as kulumbu.

Enna Oru Kathirikai….Isn’t it?….Bye..Happy Eating

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