Recipe: Brinjal Curry (ennai Kathirikai)

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Brinjal Curry (ennai Kathirikai)

South indian, Mains

115 calories/serving
20 mins
Ennai is oil and Kathirikai is brinjal. This popular South Indian curry is all about fried or sauted brinjals cooked with tomato and oinion based gravy. The exotic aroma, rich texture and authentic taste of this curry has followers all over the world.

Recipe by:

Dindigul Food Court


1. Take 8 small brinjal, put 2 cuts in the center, in a way, dividing the brinjal into 4 parts.

2. Apply salt inside the brinjals and fry them over medium flame till firm.

3. Roast 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2 pinch hing, 1 tbsp of dry fenugreek leaves, and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.

4. Prepare purée of 2-tomatoes, 1/2 inch ginger, 1 green chili, and add to the pan.

5 Fry the masala till it thickens and releases oil.

6. Take 1/2 cup of curd, mix 1.5 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of red chili powder, 1/4 tsp of crushed red chili, 1/4 tsp of garam masala, and mix everything well.

7. Add spiced curd to the masala and roast it over low heat for 2 minutes.

8. After 2 minutes, fry the masala over the low-medium flame till oil separates.

9. Add 1 tsp of salt, brinjals, and 1/2 cup of water to the masala.

10. Add green coriander leaves and cover cook the sabzi over low-medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

11. Garnish the sabzi with green coriander, and baingan masala is ready to be served.

By Nishamadhulika