Brinjal Kara Kuzhambu

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 - brinjal, medium size
  • 10 - sambar onion
  • 1/2 - big onion
  • 1 - tomato
  • 1 tbsp - coconut gratings
  • Tamarind - small lemon size
  • 1 tbsp - sambar powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - gingilly oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek
  • 2 - red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - Bengal gram dal
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt - as per taste

How to Make Brinjal Kara Kuzhambu

  • Soak tamarind and salt in water
  • Squeeze out the juice, add water and make 3 cups of tamarind water
  • Cut the brinjal, tomato, onion into medium size pieces
  • Cut the sambar onion into two
  • In a kadai put one tsp oil and add big onion pieces and fry till it turns transparent
  • Add tomato pieces and fry till the tomatoes are mashed well
  • Add coconut gratings and sambar powder and fry for two minutes
  • Remove and cool it. When it is cooled, grind to a fine paste
  • Put the remaining oil in the kadai. When it is hot splutter mustard
  • Now, add Bengal gram dal, broken red chillies and curry leaves
  • Then add fenugreek and fry till it turns light brown
  • Add cut sambar onions and fry well
  • Add brinjal pieces and fry for two to three minutes
  • Now add tamarind water along with turmeric powder
  • Bring to boil, reduce the heat and cook till the brinjal is soft
  • Now add the ground paste along with a cup of water and stir well
  • Allow to cook in reduced heat for three to five minutes
  • Recipe Courtesy: Kamala's Corner