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Ennai Kathirikai for Biryani

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10:41:00 PM

Ennai Kathirikai is a popular south Indian recipe after served as a side for Biryani , variety rice and chapathi. A special peanut masala is made to enhance its taste, then the brinjals are fried in gingelly oil and then added to a special masala base. Lets get started.

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Serving Size           :  3

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time       : 30 min

Difficulty

Quantity Ingredients for Ennai Kathirikai

For the Masala
20Peanuts
1 tspFennel
1 tspCumin
1/4 tsp Sesame seeds
10 -12 Fenugreek

For Ennai Kathirikai 
4 tbspGingelly oil
1/4 tspMustard seeds
1 tspUrad dal
Onions
Tomatoes
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder 
2- 3 tsp Chili powder
1 spring Curry leaves
1 small Tamarind soaked in water 

Salt to taste 
5 small Brinjals ( Indian eggplant) 

Cooking Method


Step 1) Roast peanuts on a medium heat for 2 minutes, then add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, sesame and fenugreek and roast it for 1 more minute. Transfer it to a jar and grind it to a fine powder.


Step 2) Heat oil in a pan and fry the brinjals until soft. Make "deep X" cut at the bottom of the brinjal for easy penetration of the masalas.


Step 3) Now again in the same oil add mustard seeds, urad dal and gice it a stir. Then add onions and cook until onions are soft. Then add the masalas - ginger garlic paste , turmeric powder, coriander powder , chili powder and curry leaves. Mix well and let it cook for a minute.


Step 4) In the meanwhile grind 2 tomatoes and add it to the onion masala mixture and let it cook until the raw smell is gone.
Finally add tamarind water (extract) and mix well, cover and cook until the oil oozes out.


Step 5) Finally add the fried brinjals and cook for another 4 -5 minutes.


That's it our delicious Ennai Kathirikai recipe is ready to be served with hot biryani, variety rice and chapathi. Do try this recipe at home and share it with your friends and family.
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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).

1 comments :

  1. TAMIL DISHES ARE THE YUMMIEST AND MOST EXTRA LOL, THEY MAKE THEIR SERVING MST ORGANIZING AND ADD SO MANY GOOD AND AMAZING DISHES TOO. BEST BIRYANI DISH EVER.

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