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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brinjal & Field Beans In Tangy Gravy/Kathirikkai Mochai Kaara Kuzhambu

The name of the dish itself tempts me a lot, i can survive for many days with this super tangy,delicious gravy prepared basically in tamarind extract and with other spices...My mom's signature dish, she also used to add drumsticks and potatoes incase if she run out brinjals in this mouthwater tangy gravy..Its been a quite long i prepared this fingerlicking gravy at home and finally i decided to make some yesterday which is simply served with fried papads for our lunch..Been born and brought up in Pondicherry, my mom's cuisine goes for a ultimate combination of wonderful South Indian cuisines together..This gravy looks and sounds exactly like the tamarind based gravy prepared in chettinad cuisine..This gravy can stay for many days and tastes much more better the next day than the day they are prepared..Sending to CWS-Hyacinth Beans guest hosted by Siri.


6nos Brinjals (medium & sliced lengthwise)
1cup Field beans/Vella mochai (cooked)
2cups Tamarind extract
15nos Shallots (diced)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
10nos Garlic cloves
1/4cup Gingelly oil
1/2tsp  Mustard seeds
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
Salt

Heat the gingelly oil, fry the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, add the shallots,garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and saute everything for few minutes until the shallots gets partially cooked..

Add the sliced brinjals,saute for few minutes again, now add the tamarind extract with salt, coriander powder, chilly powder,cumin powder and pepper powder, cook in medium flame..

Add now the cooked field beans to the cooking gravy and cook until the gravy turns thick and the oil gets separates..

Serve warm with hot steaming rice and papads...

53 comments:

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

THat is one good looking kuzhambu - i would love to have a bowl now.

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

yummy dish looks wonderful

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

luv d way made this curry......superb

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering recipe,I also posted the same kara kulambhu with kondakadalai today....

Prabhamani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe!!Liked the small kadai :)

Alpana said... Reply To This Comment

That looks super yummy.....love to have it with some rice.

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Serve this for me for a whole week and I will be happy like you too. It looks so so good.

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

J'image toutes les saveurs et les odeurs qui se dégagent de ce plat.
Je regrette qu'on ne soit pas voisines.
A très bientôt

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

this has been in my list of things to make for some time now. have to get making it soon.. looks really yummy

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely delicious one,perfect with indian staple!!

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Roshu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious!!!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Field beans saapitu evlo naal aachu theriyuma Priya? :-( I mostly prefer to use the fresh one which I wont get here where I stay. I am totally drolling over your recipe. Steamed rice, papad with tangy, spicy Kulambu...OMG. it is super delicious.

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

Amma's fav combo-brinjal n mochai,kuzhambu also looks like my mom's preparation...looks more tempting Priya!
Thanks for this awesome recipe to the event :)

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Uma said... Reply To This Comment

wow, yummy looking gravy!!

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

seriously looks very tempting!....i am a fan of eggplant in pulusu...yum!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

luks delicious....colorful n mouthwatering recipe ...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

My mom does it also with brinjal, drumstick but i love with dry fish :)

Pavithra Elangovan said... Reply To This Comment

OMG priya this is always my fav combo for kulambu... droooooooooooling..wish to have that bowl right away with hot rice and appalamm...Finger licking good.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks a lot for linking, Priya!

Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious dear..very tempting!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

great combo, delicious recipe priya

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

i love mochai kuzhambhu my grand ma is an expert.. i love ur version too ..

Raina said... Reply To This Comment

This looks wonderful and full so full of great flavors:)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking kuzambu. Excellent preparation.

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Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

I know how it tastes Priya, one of my favorite combo, looks super delicious.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome combo, brinjal and mochai, a special hallo to your mom, I grew up in Pondicherry..

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

tempting gravy. yum yum.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Reply To This Comment

yummy combo.....nice recipe....looks tempting and delicious.

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tempting...Bookmarking this recipe

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

very inviting kozhambu Priya.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

ahhh kuzhambu...my fav. looks awesome.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Super yummy kulambu..

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

Totally YUMMY..I love it..Delicious.

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Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe ..gravy looks so tempting and delicious..yummy

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

wesome kuzhambu dish. like the veggie combination.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Would love to try this tangy curry soon.

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful and superb gravy !!

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Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

wow! looks delicious.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

ha,the feel of the curry makes my mouth water here..SO thick and colourful.

Shilpakiran said... Reply To This Comment

mouth watering and spicy brinjal

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow love the colour...sounds gr8

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Reply To This Comment

love brinjal, this sambar looks fab :)

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering Kuzhambu :) Same pinch we had the same Kuzhambu yesterday along with drusmstick :) Gravies of this type tastes super best the next day ...

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Very lovely recipe Priya...and I would love to have this with rice...Yummm!

Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy :)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Nice curry with brinjal...and tempting pic

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Romba nalla irukku....tempting:)

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe..new to me

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

that looks fantastic priya, this is done mostly during pongal seasons at home. WOuld love to dive into it right away.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious..wish I was not allergic to brinjals:(

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo for kaara kuzhambhu! I love it with dosai or idli!

Kitchen Boffin said... Reply To This Comment

looks terrific.. i can easily feel its tangy flavour on my tongue. yum! yum!

Healthy Food Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Looking Kuzhambu ! :)