Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kathirikai Kaara Kuzhambu/Eggplant Tamarind Gravy

Serve this fingerlicking kaara kuzhambu with fried papads or hard boiled eggs, i can have it even everyday..Love this gravy that much..This gravy tastes super delicious even after a day..I used gingelly oil for making this gravy which gives a wonderful flavour to this super inviting gravy, i tempered this gravy with fenugreek seeds and ajwain seeds along with mustard seeds and handful of curry leaves, to be honest ajwain seeds gives a distinct flavour to this usual kuzhambu,we just loved it..You can carry very well this yummy gravy for your lunch thats why this gravy goes to my inbox as am hosting this month's HLI-Eggplant event by Kalyani..

1no Eggplant (medium & cubed)
2cups Tamarind extract
15nos Shallots (diced)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
5nos Garlic cloves
1/4cup Gingelly oil
1/2tsp  Mustard seeds
1tsp Ajwain seeds
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder

Heat the gingelly oil, fry the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, ajwain seeds and curry leaves, add the shallots,garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and saute everything for few minutes until the shallots gets partially cooked..

Add the cubed eggplants,saute for few minutes again, now add the tamarind extract with coriander powder, chilly powder,cumin powder and pepper powder, cook in medium flame until the gravy turns thick and the oil gets separates..

Serve warm with hot steaming rice and papads...


  1. Slurp! I love kaara kuzhambu!
    Please link back to my Healthy Lunch event if you can! (you have to mention both mine & Smita's link too)
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  2. am hooked to the all around taste of kuzhambu...looks delicious.

  3. Deliciously done Brinjal Karakuzhambu Dear.Will go with rice and Indian Breads.Yumm recipe.

  4. That looks soo tempting.. it's been so long since i had kara kuzhambu. Yummy

  5. looks spicy & tasty!!I am getting hungry!!

  6. yummy kara kolambhu. love thiskolambhu, inviting picture

  7. Yummyy...yummm....Lip smacking dish Priya...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Delicious n yummy kuzhambu..healthy too!!

  9. delicious kuzhampu neve tried this method will try urs recipe tomorrow

  10. Drooling,tangy and spicy curry..will try this

  11. Priya! good morning :)

    I am back again after a long blogging break. Eggplant is something I like very much as a fried dish and a curry.

    Will try this as your review looks attractive. ;)

  12. Nice karakuzhambu..must b gr8 wid rice

  13. Looks super of my fav

  14. Posted the same few days back and here you are with ur lovely post :)

  15. A very yummy and flavorful curry..

  16. Katharikai is one of my favorite veggie. Kara kuzhambu with curd rice, yours is making me really hungry.

  17. Though my hubby doesn't like this much, i always love this.delicious one


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