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Eggplant and Potato in Oil Gravy | Ennai Karthirikkai Kuzhambu

Eggplant and Potato in Oil Gravy | Ennai Karthirikkai Kuzhambu


I didn't knew there is anything call Ennai karthirikkai Kuzhambu until one day I tasted it from my colleague's lunch box and the poor him felt the aftermath of it as I bugged him each n every day to get the recipe, finally I got the recipe and tried with my add modification to it.  The end result was better than I expected.  Normally baby eggplants are used in this recipe but I used long ones and also add a potato.    I'm blogging this for my own reference. 


Ingredients:

Eggplant - 2 Cups chopped
Potato - 1 Medium
Onion - 1 Medium
Tomato - 1Medium
Green Chilies - 2
Tamarind - marble size
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh grounded Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 2 cups
Cilantro - 2tbsp chopped
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig

For Spice Powder
Toor Dal - 1 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Fenugreek/Methi Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilies - 2


Method:

1. In a pan heat 1 tsp of oil and roast all the dals and methi, cumin seeds until golden brown.  Allow to cool and grind to fine powder ( I made it little coarse)

2.  Chop eggplant & potato in bite size pieces and mix with spice powder.  


3. Chop onion and slit the chilies.  Puree the tomato and keep aside.  Soak tamarind in little hot water for 10-15 minutes and extract thick pulp.

4. In a pan heat 2tbsp oil add mustard seeds and let it crack.  Add onion and chiles and saute until onion becomes pink. 

5. Add eggplant and potato and saute for 3-4 minutes in slow-medium heat.  


6. Add all masala, pepper powders mix well,  now add puree tomato and cook until oil  starts to separates or for 2-3 minutes. 

7.  Add 1-2 cup of water, salt and boil until potato gets cooked for around 5-6 minutes in medium heat. Add tamarind paste and simmer for 2 minutes.

 

8. Add 1tbsp of oil simmer again for a minute off the flame and garnish with chopped cilantro and curry leaves. 


Let the curry sit for 5 minutes before you dig in, enjoy with hot steamed rice or for a change try with Idly ..it goes so well with idly too.


55 comments:

  1. Wow very tempting with idly,loved ur version with potato...Yummy.

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  2. Simply Delicious looking gravy there...bookmarked. After a long time I am browsing your space. Feels good. Lovely look there!

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  3. With potatoes, looks interesting...yum combo with steamed rice

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  4. looks yumm.nice combo with potatoes...as i said i will prepare it today... eye appealing pic...

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  5. I love seeing your blog, so different from mine and what I cook... love to learn and see so many new ingredients, especially spices.
    Carmen, from Spain

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  6. they look so good.. just perfect with hot rice.. i liked the part where u said.. u posted for ur own reference.. :) just realised I do for the same reason..

    New to ur space and Happy to follow u..
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  7. Addition of potatoes to brinjal dishes was quite common at my mom's place as mom does not eat eggplant,so eggplants 2 us and potatoes 2 her...:)
    this looks super delicious dear..:)

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  8. Love potatoes and brinjal together in anything, simply irresistible and delicious kuzhambu..

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  9. We make it different. will surley try this version. looks gr8. must be yummy with idly too..

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  10. Combining potato with brinjal is nice idea!looks very tempting!

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  11. This is one of my fav curry. Just had for lunch too..urs look so yummy. slurp.

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  12. Wowwwwwwwwww... lovely recipe.. looks too good and inviting dear.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  13. I love aubergine and this curry looks so tempting :-)

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  14. Thank You ladies ..do let me know if you try.

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  15. lovely recipe.. looks too good and inviting dear..

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  16. very tempting looking gravy. Nice combination here...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. Delicious drool worthy curry,love this combo,looks tempting.

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  18. Totally drooling over it ~ I personally love the combo of eggplant n potato very much n that curry looks sooo inviting :)
    US Masala

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  19. WOW.... Wat a traditional recipe... Looks very mouthwatering... YUM!

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  20. never had ennai katrikkai with idlis. sounds very interesting and love the addition of potatoes

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  21. Super delicious. My dad loves it a lot :)

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  22. Delicious kuzhambu dear, looks mouth watering.

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  23. Loved the combo!!! Delicious with rice ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. Looks really good Priti, I love this dish.

    Have a great week ahead.

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  25. Kuzhambu looks nice.Will try your version soon. :)

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  26. Egg plant and potato..love this combo and your curry looks so tempting and delicious..love to have this with some plain white rice..yummy!

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  27. One of my favs looks delicious.

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  28. Beautiful. Eggplant are so delicious.

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  29. wow..yummy..my mom used to make this and I love it..should try making it one of these days..

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  30. Thanks for dropping by my space. Pleasure finding you. Eggplant looks so delicious. Nice step by step pictures. Happy to follow you.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  31. Such a yummy kuzhambu! I am hungry again :)

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  32. Love it. Will definitely try this way and let you know about the reactions!

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  33. That's a yum num combo Priti...Got to try next time :-)

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  34. simply superb looking gravy! drooling!

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  35. good effort in the clicks and lovely comforting recipe, thanks for sharing :P shall see u more often :P

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  36. I enjoy Baigan mostl as bharta or deep fry .. this is new to me!! :)
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  37. egg plant and potato wow sounds like a great combo

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  38. I can have this any time of the day with some rice and appalam :)

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  39. My mom's fav dish. Looks super delicious.

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  40. One of my fave..love it with papad:)

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  41. Ennai Kathrikai looks delicious and mouthwatering
    South Indian Home

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  42. very authentic :)
    Looks sooo good!

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  43. delicious combo..love all the flavors..
    Tasty Appetite

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  44. looks so nice..glad to follow u :)..do drop at my space too..

    http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  45. stop over n pick up your lovely awards dear..
    Tasty Appetite

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  46. Thank You gals :)

    @jay thanks for the award

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