Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu (Brinjal Curry)


600 over recipes so far in Nava K for the last 6 years, I can still go on and on mind you, but I have decided to temporarily halt recipe sharing (Claypot Sri Lankan Fish Curry, Mutton Rendang, Beetroot Raita & Roti Jala Mutton Chukka). Just temporarily foodies. I shall be back with more recipes in due course, for the time being, I wanna catch up and also divert to my food ventures, fashion and beauty and travel ventures. Trust me, this whole thing of blog pitching is a time consuming thing. Not easy as perceived, I think I have already told you before, I hope you will sincerely still continue supporting me even if its seldom the case to recipe sharing for the time being (Pineapple Rasam, Assam Fish Curry & Crab Curry). Recipes sharing blogging market lemme tell is over crowded until bloggers are directly or indirectly bolstering each other for fanning their own recipes. Fine with me. I am by the way in my own league, for further strengthening my league, as I have told you, I wanna get my thinking towards over diverse issues especially for ladies in the age group of fifties like me (Brinjal Sweet Sour Sauce, Thai Style Eggplant & Fried Masala Brinjal). 


Even blog motto and mission has already been angled sort of to the same angle, honestly all you forever followers of Nava K, keep supporting me because I don't think I can achieved anything for the matter without all of you (Kerala Sardine Curry Brinjal, Eggplant Curry Leaves & Indian Fish Curry Brinjal) Alright, coming to the recipe of the day, obviously, as you have noted, its an Indian style Brinjal Curry for adding another feather to the already existing collection of brinjal, eggplant and aubergine recipes (Brinjal Prawn Curry, Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Vegetable Kurma & Brinjal Anchovies). As much as I sincerely try my level best in keeping my life style simple, simpler it is my recipes. This Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu (Brinjal Curry) is a mouthwatering curry fab. Believe me you. Least complicated, pantry friendly ingredients, cook it and what else is there to say? Take care everyone.   

Ingredients
10 small green brinjals - cut across at the bottom but still intact and keep the stem on
7 crushed shallots
6 crushed garlic
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tomato - chopped
Tamarind/assam juice - as needed
Some sliced coriander leaves
A little palm sugar (for the little burst of sweetness to balance off the spiciness)
1/2 tbsp gingerly oil 
Salt to taste

For the curry paste
1 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tbsp plain chilli powder (or as needed)
1/2 fish curry powder (or as needed)

Method
Mix brinjals with the ingredients for the curry paste and some water.  

Keep aside.
Now, heat a clay pot.
Saute fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, crushed garlic and crushed shallots.

Stir and add brinjals.
Continue stirring over low heat to lightly soften the brinjals.
Add chopped tomato, enough water for gravy, tamarind juice,salt and palm sugar.


Simmer to cook brinjals and to thicken the curry. 
Also, please taste the curry to balance up the flavours. 
Off the heat and combine in the coriander leaves and gingerly oil
Walla! Done.






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17 comments:

  1. 600 recipes and 100 more, how can you help of stopping! Well the brinjals look so tangy and I love the addition of fish curry powder, quite interesting!

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  2. This looks absolutely divine! I love the addition of fennel and the turmeric.

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  3. one of my favorite :-) Looks super delicious!

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  4. I can have it with plain white rice

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  5. this looks Delicious
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  6. It looks yummy...never thought of adding tamrind and sugar to brinjal curry but now I'll try :)
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  7. Looks so yummy. Getting hungry just looking at the photos.

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  8. I'm really curious about these cute little brinjals, dear! I've only cooked with the long ones :D

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  9. Eggplant is my fav and this curry looks very delicious:)

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  10. I have a love - hate relationship with brinjal. wud love to give this a try as the recipe is so simple :)

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  11. Awesome Brinjal Curry...Just so perfect for lunch...

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  12. Drooling here Nava... My hunger pangs are on. Can I replace fish masala powder with the regular sambhar masala?

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  13. Lip smacking good.. I will be all set for lunch with piping hot rice and pappadams!

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