Ennai kathirikka kuzhambu( masala stuffed brinjal gravy

 Ennai kathirikka is one of my favourite kuzhambu. With hot rice and little ghee it will be very yummy. I powdered the spices and stuffed in small brinjals and made. I have not added garlic. If you like garlic you can add along with onions. Let us see how to make this curry or kuzhambu.
Preparation time 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 10 to 12 small size violet brinjals.
  •  a gooseberry size tamarind soaked in water and take juice of it.
  • 1 large or 2 small size onions chopped.
  • 1/12 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder.
  • 1 tsp coriander powder.
  • salt to taste.
  • 5 tbsp thil oil. ( thil oil will give taste to this curry)
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
For roasting.
  • 4 red Chilli ( adujst according to your taste.)
  • 2 tbsp coriander Seeds  2
  • 1 1/2 tbsp channa Dal
  • 11/2 tbsp tuar daal
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • Salt to taste.
  • For seasoning.
  • 1/2 tsp mustard


Wash the brinjal and slit them . Brinjal should not break in to 4 pieces.

Keep all the slited brinjals in to water.


Dry  all the ingredients for roasting till the daals  and coconut turn in to brown.  Let them cool. Now powder this and keep aside.


Fiil this powder inside the brinjals tightly without breaking them.


Chop the onions .

Soak the tamarind in water for 15 minutes or add hot water and after 5 minutes take the juice of it.  Keep aside.

Heat a pan and add oil. Add mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Now add asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute and add chopped onions. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and salt only for the gravy. We have added salt to the ground masala also. Fry for few seconds and add stuffed brinjals. Mix with onions and fry .Add tamarind juice  and the balance masala powder.  Cover and cook till  the brinjals are soft.If your gravy is very thick add little water and adjust the consistency.  Cook for few more minutes  and switch off the stove.

Serve with hot rice or roti



You can add few garlic with chopped onions.

Instead of adding coconut with roasted spices grind  the coconut with little water and make a smooth paste.  Add this at the end and cook.






4 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Looks yummy! Makes my mouth water. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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