Ennai Kathirikai Kariyamudhu

Ennai Kathirikai Kariyamudhu

Ennai Kathirikai Kariyamudhu is a delicious Tamil Nadu dish enjoyed with plain rice or served as part of a thali. Brinjals are stuffed with various spices and then roasted or fried to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 10 Brinjals
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 strands Curry leaves
  • 16 Dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Methi seeds
  • 8 teaspoons Channa dal
  • 1 cup Coriander seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil and fry chillies. Keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, fry coriander seeds, channa dal, methi seeds, pepper, dry red chillies, curry leaves, salt and asafetida one by one separately until golden brown. Powder the ingredients coarsely and store in an air-tight container. This is All Purpose Karaiyamudhu powder.
  3. Place a cross cut on bottom flat portion of brinjal, while leaving stem end intact. Keep in water to avoid discoloring.
  4. Mix All Purpose Karaiyamudhu powder and little salt. Stuff powder in brinjals.
  5. Heat oil, temper with mustard seeds, add turmeric powder, asafetida, salt. Stir fry stuffed brinjals.
  6. Cover and cook slowly for some time.
  7. Serve Ennai kathirikkai kariamudhu with curd rice / paratha.

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