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Friday, July 11, 2014

Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambu / Spicy Brinjal Curry / Easy Kara Kuzhambu / Puli kuzhambu Recipe

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Kara Kuzhambu
Brinjal - 1 long cut into cubes
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Jaggery-3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind -1 medium lemon size ball
Chopped onion-a hand full
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped garlic-4
Curry & Coriander leaves-2tsp
Sesame oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Vadagam -1tsp
Mustard,Urad/Channa dal,Jeera/cumin,Methi- together 1tsp
Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.Take out the extract in a bowl.
Add red chilly,coriander,turmeric powder & salt  to the tamarind juice,mix & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with vadagam.Add the chopped garlic,curry leaf & onion.Fry this till light brown,now add the brinjal & tomato.Saute for a minute & pour the diluted tamarind juice.
Cover & cook in low flame till the brinjals are cooked & the gravy is thick.If more water needed add it.
Switch off the stove add the jaggery,1tsp of sesame oil,curry & coriander leaves,cover & leave it for 30 minutes.
Enjoy this kuzhambu with hot plain rice !
a) Boil the gravy well so that you don't get a raw smell.
b) Drumsticks can also be added in the kara kuzhambu.
c) Add extra water if needed.
d) Sesame oil will give excellent taste for this gravy.Do not miss it out.
e) Adjust the red chilly powder according to the hotness you need.

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  1. Love your click !

  2. Great with hot hot rice. Add ghee then it is devamirdham. Idly, dosai, or Palaya sadham(Old fermented rice) with this in early morning is my favorite. If you cant get rice or ildy, dosai GET bread with this karakulambhu

  3. Best post run food with Rice. Kathirikkai has lots of iron and add it with tamarind, chilli, turmeric, garlic, my best post run food with rice. All these Indian herbs serves as a great anti inflammatory food and helps me to recover fast.



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