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Ennai Kathirikkai

- recicpe by Dahlia submitted on 02-24-2013

(Brinjal Chops, Muslim brinjal curry, Kathirikkai gotsu)

Brinjal (small tender ones) - 6-8 (sliced)
Tamarind - Lemon size (soak in water)
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tblsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To roast and powder
Sesame seeds - 1 tblsp
Peanuts - 1 tblsp

To season
Sesame Oil - 3 tblsp + 1 tblsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Crushed black peppercons - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 2 springs
Asafoetida - a pinch

1. Dry roast the sesame seeds and peanuts separately. You can also buy it roasted to make life a little easier.

2. Make a powder of the same and keep it aside.

3. Heat 3 tblsp of sesame oil in a kadai. Splutter the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the peppercons, asafoetida and curry leaves.

4. Add the sliced brinjal pieces and saute in the oil till it gets cooked and tender.

5. Add the tamarind pulp, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and the sesame-peanut powder.

6. Cook till oil seperates from the gravy. This takes about 15-20 minutes

7. Add 1 tblsp of fresh sesame oil and 1 spring of curry leaves and switch off.

Serving Suggestion

  - Ennai Kathrikai is a famous accompaniment for chicken biryani along with boiled egg and onion raita inTamil nadu.

  - You can also serve this with white rice, pulav or with chapati.

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
hi Dahlia

yesterday night i made this but little change in the ingredients as per our choice. oil - olive, instead of tamarind, i used dry mango powder. it was really really tasty enjoyed with chapati. shall send you the photograph on sat/sunday.
Person   ()
great!!! u can skip the tamarind all together... thats another great dish...
Person   ()
by reading itself, i can make out the taste of it. unfortunately, none of my family members wants to eat this veg. i have to prepare only for myself, my servant and neighbours. never mind shall enjoy it on next saturday or may be before that?
Person   ()
i love this vegetable... but my daughter hates it.. :-(

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