February 8, 2010

Milagu Kuzhambu with Baby Brinjals ~ SpotLightBlog Recipe

Thanks for the support to the SpotLightBlog series. The second recipe from Shoba's virtual kitchen is milagukuzhambu with baby brinjals in it. Unlike in ennai kathrikkai kuzhambu, here the brinjals are not deep fried, they are just cooked in the tangy, spicy gravy.  I too make milagukuzhambu. But Shoba's recipe was different and addition of brinjals interested me. With hot rice and roasted pappad, its pure bliss.





Ingredients

Black Pepper – 1 tspn

Bengal Gram/kadala paruppu – 1 tspn
Red Chilli – 3 nos
Coriander seeds – 3/4 tspn
Grated Coconut – 3 tspn
Hing - few shakes

Tamarind – lemon sized
Brinjals - 5 small ones
Tuermeric - 1/4 tspn
Curry Leaves, Salt.

Method

Roast pepper in a teaspoon of ghee. Remove the roasted pepper and  add a tablespoon of oil. Roast chana dal, coriander seeds, red chilli. When you are about to remove, add the coconut and roast for few seconds. Cool and grind all the roasted ingredients along with pepper to a smooth paste by adding little water.


Soak the tamarind pulp in warm water for 10 minutes.  Wash and wipe the brinjals clean. Slit each brinjal into four keep the stalk intact. Extract the tamarind pulp in a cooking vessel. Stir in ground masala, salt, turmeric, hing and curry leaves and boil the mix. When it starts boiling, add the whole brinjals with the stalk, one by one to the boiling liquid. Continue cooking on low flame and allow the kuzhambu to simmer and let it reduce to one third. The brinjals would have been cooked well and absorbed the flavors.






22 comments:

  1. A nice, different recipe for milagu kozhambu.

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  2. I feel like having this kuzhambu and brinjal! Great choice!

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  3. I had tried this from Shobha's recipe (in fact her mom-in-law's she said).Simply delicious.

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  4. looks spicy and delicious..good going with the bookmark series..

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  5. Perfect for a lunch during cold days. thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love this curry. Give me some rotis and I am done. Perfect meal for me :)

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  7. I love eggplant in any form and this curry looks just perfect for my palate.

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  8. I love this with dosas.Yummy.
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  9. I think its perfect with hot rice..never tried this

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  10. Looks fabulous, must try. I love Brinjals.

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  11. I too make a similar one minus coriander seeds,I just love it!

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  12. Feel like having this delicious kuzhambu rite now...love it..

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  13. Just looking to the pic i am drooling here.

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  14. love the eggplant..new and tempting..got to try this one..

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  15. nice variation. looks so delicious :)

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  16. Nice comforting meal for this cold winter...

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  17. Oh Jay looks very comforting and will make a hearty meal... Slurrp slurrp, perfect for the winters!!!

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  18. OMG!!! looks delicious and tempting !!!

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  19. Looks too good, infact i made it today with Paruppu thogayal. Love the brinjal also.

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  20. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

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  21. Looks delicious Jayasree.I like your concept of spotlight blog:)

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