Stuffed Brinjal Curry / Yenna Kathrikai Curry

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Recipe and Photo courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)

At one point of time, this was the vegetable I hated most. I would wonder how my sister and mom simply relished this veggie. Just looking at them enjoying this vegetable, I slowly developed a liking towards it. This post is dedicated to both of them and goes to Sanghi's FIL Brinjal event.





Ingredients:
1/2 kg small purple round brinjals (tiny Indian eggplants)
oil - 3-4 tbsp
salt to taste
mustard seeds -1 tsp
urad dal -1 tsp
masala for stuffing

To make the masala:
5 tsp dhaniya (coriander seeds)
3 tsp channa dal
2 tsp toor dal
1/4 tsp methi seeds
3 peppercorns
1/8 tsp jeera (cumin)
1 tsp urad dal
1 gooseberry sized tamarind
2 tsp oil
salt
hing-3 dashes
red chillies -4

Roast all the masala ingredients in oil till golden brown. Grind together to make a thick paste with little water.
Pick small dark purple brinjals and slit them across in quarters till the edge of the veggie. Don't cut them completely.
Take a spoonful of the stuffing and stuff each brinjal with generous masala
Transfer the stuffed brinjals to a microwave safe glass bowl.
Drizzle some oil on top and sprinkle little salt over it.
Microwave on high for 5-6 min till tender.
Once it is done, add some more oil in a kadai.
Splutter mustard and urad dal
When dals turns golden, transfer the precooked veggies to the hot oil
Close and roast till done
Serve with a lovely South Indian meal.

31 comments:

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmm looks delicious and MW seems so interesting and quick to do right !!!!! I will try this method next time i do.. thanks preethi

shanthi said...

Good entry for the event. Nice recipe.

Prathibha said...

we call it gutti vankaaya..I also make it in a similar way..looks yummy n perfect for rice..

sangi said...

Prefect entry for the event!

Jyoti said...

I love brinjal. These look awesome!

Parita said...

Delicious, never used chana dal and methi seeds in brinjal stuffing, tempting me to try right now:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yum... I love eggplants...

Ann said...

Ha,thats a delight Preethy..looks real rich and yummy..
most of hate brinjal in childhood..but turns pro with the age

lissie said...

spicy roasted brinjals...looks so yumm! even I have posted a brinjal curry... :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. My favorite dish.

Kalaivani said...

one of my fav brinjal dish.It tastes delicious with rice.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe..looks delicious

kittymatti said...

thank u so much guys!

Nithya Praveen said...

I love brinjal...my fav veggie.Nice idea of using the microwave.We powder the masala and stuff it in...your paste idea sounds interesting.Must try this one.Great one Preethi!

Hari Chandana said...

WOW!!... My fav... looks soo delicious and very tempting.. inviting click.. thanks for sharing!!

DEESHA said...

yengai is my fave .. looks awesome

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! Nice one ..Looks soo yummy! Very nice click ,..:)

Ramya said...

We call it by a funny name"kathrikkai adaichu thinicha kari"Urs look mouthwatering..I can have this with hot rice mixed with ghee..Yumm!!

Padma said...

Looks so yummy and tempting Preethi :)

kittymatti said...

thank u all so much guys11

sangeeta said...

nice n spicy..

Varunavi said...

Yummy looks brinjals and nice idea of making it in the microwave :)

Sowmya said...

Kitty, I love this dish. Just made it few days back...I am with you, I too used to hate this veggie for a long time ;) Guess its an acquired taste for me...

Superb dish ...Looking great

Doloncookbook said...

I alaways want to make stuffed brinjal curry ... But never get courage ... Now I will try your recipe ... Looks great & perfect for dinner ...

Hema said...

I love brinjal cooked in any form. This looks perfect. To make the job easier you have used microwave too... Yummy one!!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Priya: they look so yummy! must have tasted gr8 :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy dish!! i love this one.

rads said...

in telgu we call it gutti-vankaya..its yummy n an instant fav of everyone

ARUNA said...

that's an awesome cuisine!!!!

Sanghi said...

Yummy entry.. But, u didn't mail it to me dear with the details.. Pls do so..! You can send that brinjal rice posted earlier too with the event linked back in the post.

Sharmilee! :) said...

First time here...u hva a gud collection of recipes!

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