Brinjal Poricha kuzhambu is one of the traditional kuzhambu variety. My Grand mother used to make this yummy dish. Tender Brinjals are finely chopped and cooked in tamarind and spicy gravy. A thick kuzhambu variety that goes very well with rice. Serve with Toasted Appalam or any stir-fry veggies and you will surely enjoy this simple and scrumptious dish.


Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu
Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu




Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu
Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu
Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu

Ingredients:
Brinjal8 Medium size chopped finely
Thoor Dal1/2 cup
Turmeric PowderA Pinch
Raw Peanuts1/4 cup*
SaltTo taste
Tamarind 1 small Lemon Size

*1 Cup = 250ml
For Grinding:
Oil1 Teaspoon
Urad Dal1 Tablespoon
Pepper Corns1 teaspoon
Red Chilli2
Curry LeavesFew
For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 Teaspoon
HingA Generous Pinch
Red chilli1
Curry LeavesFew


Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu
Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu

Method:
  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes and extract the juice

  2. Pressure cook thoor dal along with pinch of turmeric powder and mash it up and keep it aside

  3. Also pressure cook the peanuts and set it aside. Finely chop the brinjals and soak it in water to avoid de-colorisation

  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add grinding ingredients and fry till the dal turns golden brown. 

  5. Cool the grinding ingredients and take it to mixer jar. Add cumin seeds, grated coconut and grind everything to a smooth paste

  6. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add brinjal pieces and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add turmeric powder and stir-fry the brinjal. Then add tamarind extract along with salt and allow the tamarind to boil till the raw smell goes off. 

  7. When the brinjal are cooked, add mashed dal and stir well. Add ground spice paste and stir well. 

  8. Add water and adjust the consistency. Then add the cooked peanuts and stir once and switch off the flame

  9. In another pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add hing, red chili, curry leaves and saute for few seconds. Add these seasoned ingredients to poricha kuzhambu

  10. Serve the delicious Brinjal Poricha Kuzhambu with hot steaming rice and enjoy the dish!
  11. Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu
    Kathirikai Puliyita Poritha kuzhambu

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