Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ennai Kathrikai / Fried Brinjals Cooked in Spicy Gravy


It's time for us to Blog Hop again.  If you are  a regular reader here, you should be familiar about this event now. Blog Hop Wednesday is started by Radhika of Tickling Palates,  where we pair with different bloggers and cook from each other's blog.  To have a detailed view about the event please check it here.


This week I'm paired with Prabha's Samayal/ Cooking, where she has got a collection of delicious recipes, which is a real treat to your eyes.  To spice up this week hop I went for a spicy and tangy South Indian gravy, Ennai Kathrikai.  Ennai Kathrikai is a traditional South Indian dish.  This is a perfect combo with Pulavs and Briyani's.  Thank you Prabha for this yummy recipe and thank you Radhika for organizing this lovely event.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients:
Brinjals - 5 to 6
Onion- 1 small sized chopped
Tomato- 1 medium sized chopped
Tamarind- 1 gooseberry sized
Curry leaves- 7 to 8 leaves
Hing- a pich
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek / Methi seeds- 1/4 tsp
Oil- 1/2 thsp fpr the gravy and oil for frying the brinjals
Salt to taste
To grind:
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds- 1 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies- 2
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Chana dhal- 1 tsp
Urad dhal- 1 tsp
Coconut- 1/2 tbsp

Method:
Dry roast all the ingredients to be ground in a pan until it releases a nice aroma.  Make it into a fine paste by grinding them in a mixer grinder.  Slit the brinjals at the bottom and immerse them in water to avoid discolouration.  Insert the spice paste into the brinjals using a butter knife and keep the remaining paste for the gravy.  Fry the stuffed brinjals  in oil for 3 to 4 minutes, remove it from oil and keep it aside.
Start preparing the gravy by heating the oil in a kadai or pan, splutterthe mustard seeds, fenugreek, curry leaves.  Add the chopped onions and fry it till the onions become nice and soft, then add the tomatoes, stir well.  Keep the flame in medium, cover the pan and cook till the tomatoes get soft and mushed up.
Now add the remaining paste and stir well, extract the juice from the tamarind by adding little water, add the tamarind extract to the gravy and salt to taste.  Cover the pan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.  Now add the fried brinjals and gently stir it without breaking it.  If the gravy is too thick, add some water to dilute the gravy. Cover it and cook until the brinjals are soft and oil floats on top of the gravy. 
Serve it warm with plain rice and poppadoms , it also goes well with pulavs and briyani's.

This post is linked with Blog Hop Wednesday

77 comments:

Biny Anoop said...

wow brinjals look amazing....love the way its cooked and presented

Deeksha said...

Tempting gravy...lovely presentation.

G.Pavani said...

oh! delicious n mouthwatering fried brinjal in spicy gravy..

An Open Book said...

looks yum...my egg plant recipes never work out well

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!taste curry! beautiful pics n click dear!

Reshmi Ahmed said...

ooo spicy spicy ennai kathrikai !! mouthwatering !! good to see fresh and big curry leaves ,with me sitting here in germany :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy brinjals! Loved the styling and clicks a lot..

vaishali sabnani said...

looks yum..love the colors...n presentation

Kaveri said...

That's a lovely click...nice recipe

Priya said...

Well presented and beautiful looking ennai kathrikaai, simply inviting.

Kurryleaves said...

looks really delicious....jus love the first click,,,

Mina Joshi said...

This dish looks so delicious. I love aubergines and will certainly try this dish. As usual - your presentation is excellent.

Kalyani said...

love the presentation ! clicks are great ...happy to do the blog hop with you dear

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アンゼエリン said...

Brinjal is always so nice to eat...

Angeline

Roshna Feroz said...

wonderful clicks dear!!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

the brinjals look so good..just loved the presentation..beautiful clicks.

Prathibha said...

looks yummm n nice presentation..

Sanctified Spaces said...

Lovely presentation and a nice spicy recipe.

Rajani said...

The first time I saw these, I got scared. Noticed only the tail not the brinjal :D. After I got over the scare, started enjoying this dish. Great clicks!

Suchi said...

love the dish and the pics are gorgeous!difficult to capture the beauty of this dish which you done it with ease :)

Indu said...

It looks very delicious. Nice recipe and very interesting event.

Nammi said...

That looks lovely. THis bloghopping event sounds like fun, :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Ennai kathirikkai luks tempting and all set to pair up with rice.Recipe is too good.Thanks for haring.

Rani acharyulu said...

Nice version of fried brinjal, looks delicious and yummy!!

Raji said...

The dish looks really yum..and your pics are so colourful and pretty...brinjal never looked so beautiful before.

Laxmi said...

haven't tried this.. looks too good.. like ur presentation..

alpana said...

Awesome recipe......The presentation is so beautiful I would like this dish right now. Thanks for sharing

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Beautiful and so so delicious looking, wish i had this with plain rice, just the thought makes me drool :-)

San said...

Love this gravy with ghee on top with rice. Nice presentation dear with papad.

divya said...

Looks sinfully delicious ...drooling here

manjooo said...

looks great!! wonderful presentation!! :)

? said...

Ayeesha, this would be scrumptious with rice.

Anisha said...

Love the first pic a lot. Good presentation

Now Serving said...

Wow this eggplant preparation is truly mouth watering yum - love the pictures with the the whole eggplant and pappad piece - nice touch Ayeesha :)

Cheers,
priya
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Pavithra said...

Gorgeous shot ayeesha.. absolutely love it. This is my fav and u have made me drool seeing the pictures.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow wat a tempting recipe,love it...clicks are fab...

Priya Sreeram said...

I soooooo love your clicks ayeesha- it has me drooling really ! loved this preparation

Paaka Shaale said...

This is one of my all time favourite egg plant curry. The presentation and the colours is just mind blowing :)

Ramya said...

lovely dish and presented traditionally...awesome clicks

Sumee said...

Ayeesha, love your presentaions.. Looks great

Reva said...

Super Duper dish... I just love kathiri and I can't help but drool looking at the pics... It is just delicious..:) Wonderful presentation..
Reva

aipi said...

Beautiful pics of a delicious curry!
USMasala

Suja said...

Love the presentation,delicious curry,inviting

Indulge said...

I am not a Brinjal lover..but would love to eat it this way.. (your pic makes me say this)..awesome clicks and am sure the curry would be just as yum...
Love Ash.

Angie's Recipes said...

wow this looks mouthwatering, esp. the gravy.

That Girl said...

I kinda like your blog hopping.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, what a great presentation, love it :)

Nupur said...

OMG !! What color combination for pics.. Lovely recipe Ayeesha ... Amazing presentation

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Beautiful presentation....The curry looks yummy..

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow brinjal looks so delicious and lovely clicks .........

kankana said...

You have clicked it so beautifully. I always find it very difficult to shoot eggplant. Delicious !

Neha said...

Gravy looks very tempting...Love the presentation

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking eggplant curry

anna said...

Some of the terms are a bit foreign to me...But your recipe sure looks amazing!

Deepali said...

Brinjal is my new found love & I make plenty of recipes I come across involving brinjals. You have done a beautiful presentation too. :)

Mira said...

Good presentation. especially the one on jute piece. tempting dish.

Sayantani said...

love this recipe. the gravy especially looks so creamy. awesome click.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

truly yummy n so good s the presentation..

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks delicious. Love the way you have presented it. I took pictures of my version of ennai kathirikai and was never satisfied with the outcome of pictures. Yours look fabulous.

-Lavanya
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pinksrecipediary said...

Loved the clicks .......coz of which the recipe looks so inviting

Radhika said...

The first snap is so perfect. Lovely presentation.

Vix said...

Wow, this looks amazing. What a new and innovative idea for a canape. The vivid colours in the photos are also very beautiful.

Prathima Rao said...

Simply awesome ayeesha!!! he gravvy looks a perfect balance of flavors just like in the authentic dish.. :) And fantastic cliks...as usual of course!!!
Prathima Rao
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Saji said...

Looks soooo amazing!!!!

Ammu's said...

Recipe is delicious & Pics look awesome..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow, never seen such a gorgeous click of brinjal recipe. Love the recipe too!

Suhaina said...

ennai kathirikkai looks so yummy and perfectly done..i can finish them off in a jiffy..

khushi said...

hey nice tempting brinjal curry
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Junia said...

eggplant curry looks so good!

Jay said...

my fav combo...sounds utterly lipsmacking dear..:P
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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Nice presentation and the dish look tempting.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful dish! It looks so tempting, delicious and is so well-presented.

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

This look bneautiful, love the picture! gloria

Gloria said...

This look bneautiful, love the picture! gloria

priya ravi said...

wow such beautiful clicks.. truly amazing

Patricia Torres said...

Totally love love... how this is presented.. soooo yumm!!

FoodEpix said...

Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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