Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kara Kuzhambu/Chilly gravy (Serves 6)

Kara kuzhambu

Here is a spicy, hot, firey side dish from the state of Tamil Nadu, India for all our spicy-food loving readers….Enjoy!!!!

Baby eggplant/ brinjals 4 nos, cut to quarters
Onion 2 med, chopped to small pieces
Garlic pods (optional) 5 nos
Tamarind pulp ½ cup
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Mustard 1 tsp
Coconut paste/powdered pottukadalai (dahlia) (optional) 1 TBSP
Turmeric powder 1 ½ tsp
Coriander powder 1 TBSP
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tsp + more for frying
Sugar 1 tsp
Tomato 1 big, sliced

To grind

Urud dal/Bengal gram 2 TBSP
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Cumin seeds ½ TBSP
Dry red chillies 4 nos
Black pepper (whole) ½ tsp
Chana dal ½ tsp

Dry roast the mixture and grind it to fine mixture by adding little water as needed.

Kara kuzhambu

Preparation

Heat oil for frying in a deep pan. When hot enough, fry the brinjal & garlic pods till the skin starts to turn brown. Drain onto a paper towel and set aside.

Heat 2 tsp oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and whole red chillies. Add onions and sauté till they are translucent. Now add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder, sauté everything until raw smell goes off from the powders. Throw in the tomatoes and mix well to combine. Close with a lid and cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy and forms a paste. Add the tamarind juice, ground mixture and the fried brinjal and garlic. Mix well, check for salt and add sugar and coconut paste. Cook for another 3 more minutes and switch off the stove. Serve with piping hot rice and pappad..

Kara kuzhambu

Recipe courtsey : Bindu (Ammu’s SIL). Both of them are in Kerala now and kudos to Ammu for clicking pictures and sending the recipe..

35 comments :

  1. looking very spicy..vayil ariyathe vellam niranju poyi...

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  2. Absolutely stunning pics. Love the color and I am sure its super hot ;) Yummy.

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  3. Wow..looks so spicy and delicious, absolutely loved those pictures..can't wait to try this recipe.

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  4. looks very spicy and delicious..very tempting pics!

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  5. What a tempting click. It is so inviting.

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  6. The color of the gravy makes me drool..It should have been super hot !!!

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  7. Looks really spicy...nice shot...

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  8. Love this curry for its spice factor..this looks terffic and mouthwatering.

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  9. looking super spicy n tempting ...drooling here

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. wow that looks super yummy ..... love the clicks !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  11. OMG :) Chatpata and spicy for this rainy season :)

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  12. wow what a click and such a lovely dish too..

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  13. wow nice recipe n nice click too

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  14. I have suddenly started liking eggplant and seriously this curry just makes me want to have some so badly.. what colour... slurrp

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  15. Your curry looks delicious! The aroma of this curry must be out of this world!! Love this style of cooking aubergines.

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  16. Hi,

    yummy recipe you got here!!!great looking website too!!visit mine when you find time!!!

    Sameena@http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  17. Fingerlicking kuzhambu, looks very hot and yummy..

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  18. Entamme, Super spicy and tasty kuzhambu!! Would love to give it a try sometime..Pictures ellam superb!!

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  19. Love d gorgeous clicks...Looks hot n spicy...hmmm I should try this...bookmarked..:)

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  20. my my goregous pic....wht a bful looking curry...hot,spicy n firey as i like....lip smacking

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  21. evide Malaysia yil vannathinu shesham ethente fav curry aayi.evidethe Tamil restaurants il ennu ethundakum.but color ethra red alla.enthayalum curry kandittu njan vellam vellamirakki:)

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  22. Looks at the color, looks spicy hot ..way to go friends!!!

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  23. Lovely.. hot ... amazing.. i m loving the color.. sisters...
    do keep bringing such authentic recipes..

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  24. familiar with the name never tried it though.looks really tempting.

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  25. wow, this is so artfully made! One question: when you say tamarind pulp, do you mean the juice that comes from the soaked tamarind? About how much should I soak to get this quantity?

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  26. This looks fantastic. I am a vegetarian, you very nice recipes here !

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