Thursday, October 18, 2007

Eggplant Gravy / kathirikai kulambu / Baingan ki subzi




This is a delicious gravy made onions and cashew nut paste. Baby eggplants are fried and then dropped in this rich gravy.
I am not able to post regularly because my little one is suffering from cold and chest congestion. When kids fall sick the house and schedule becomes a big mess.
I am not able to keep up with the event list too. If I am not able to leave comments in your blog please do bear with me.



Here is the recipe:
Ingredients

For the paste:

2 large medium chopped red onions
1 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
3-4 Green chillies

For the gravy

10-12 baby eggplants
1 tsp Coriander/ dhaniya powder
1/3 cup of thick tomato puree
1 cup Tamarind water
1tsp turmeric powder
Salt

For tempering:

1/3 tsp Mustard seeds
5-7 curry leaves
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
a dash of asafoetida


Preparation

Slit the eggplants in to four with out cutting them apart in to pieces. In a pan fry the eggplants by adding 2-3 tbsp oil. Fry them on medium heat till they become soft from all the sides and get cooked from inside. Handle them gently so that they don't break. Remove it from the pan and keep aside.
In the same pan add onions and a tsp oil. Fry till slightly soft. Grind the onions along with the rest of the ingredients given to make a paste.
In a pan temper the given ingredients and add the tamarind water, turmeric, salt and coriander powder. Once it comes to boil, add tomato puree and the ground paste. Let it come to a boil. If the gravy gets too thick you can add water. Once the gravy comes to a good boil, add the eggplants. Leave it for 5 minutes and remove from fire. Rich and thick gravy goes great with hot rice, dosas or even rotis.

50 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful plate to serve.I bought some Fall plates too, they are so pretty. Eggplant dish looks yummy. Happy Navratri Sharmi!:)

Asha said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you. Hope your child recovers soon. Cold virus are everywhere these days. Take care Sharmi,don't worry about blogging. Hugs.

Padma said...

Nice photos!

Sandeepa said...

Hey Sharmi, that is a beautiful fall plate with an equall beautiful gravy
Take care of the little one. My daughter is also down since yesterday with cough, hasn't gone to school today also.

say your comment. Were you a durga at Kumari Puja when you were small or was it recent ? What is Jagaran durga ? You must be really beautiful to look like the Goddess

Kribha said...

Oh...your lil one is sick? Mine too. Fall season is the time he gets sick most. That's true, our routine gets all upset b'coz of this. Don't worry. Take your time and relax. Hope your son feels better soon. Eggplant gravy looks yum. Atfirst, I thought those eggplants were chocolate cakes. Nice recipe and pics.

Mocha said...

I was looking for new eggplant recipe. My family fed up with my Enna kathirka & bharta. This looks good. BTW I hope ur little feel good. take care

Saju said...

great music you have on your site. The aubergines sorry eggplants look really yummy. Get well soon to you babe.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Good One Sharmi....The gravy looks mouth-watering.....I am up for baingan anytime dear.......:-)
Happy navrathri dear...and howz ur kid now..?
Take good care and enjoy the festival :-)

Madhu said...

Beautiful presentations sharmi, love any recipe with eggplant.
Fast recovery to your kid.

Apple said...

Thats a lovely plate Sharmi..Gravy looks rich and creamy...wishing you lil one a speedy recovery..Take care dear

Richa said...

gravy looks very nice!
u should not feel obligated to comment or post anytime, we all understand! take ur time with ur lil one and blogging comes later. take care.

musical said...

Hey Sharmi, hope your lil' one is feeling better now. Blogging can wait, sweetie. Hugs to the lil' one and to you too. oh, and the gravy and your platter look super-good :).

Happy Navaratri to you, dear.

take care,
musical.

Ramya said...

The plate is looking very nice. And the dish is simply looking rich by itself. Never tried egg plant this way.

Tee said...

Yum! looks so good! I will try this recipe next time...meanwhile, hope your little one gets well soon and don't worry about blogging...family comes first! :)

Mandira said...

Sharmi - beautiful plate and delicious curry. You've captured fall in that one post.
Hope your child feels better soon :)

TBC said...

I like this recipe and I might even buy some baby eggplants just 'cos this sounds delicious.
Hope your little one feels better soon. I second what Richa said:-)

Mansi Desai said...

Perfect plate for the fall..I tried to buy one of these and it was so freaking expensive!!:) your eggplant also looks great Sharmi..love the curry!

and if you have some time, 'coz I know u r very busy, see if you can send in something for AFAM-Peach event that I'm hosting...you can use canned peaches or nectarines too...I'd be happy if you could participate:), but don't stress yourself!

Anh said...

Sharmi, hope your little one has recovered..

And what a lovely dish! I would love to have it!

Cynthia said...

Sharmi, what is this I'm reading... Adi was/is not well?

Will email you.

Namratha said...

Looks great dear and do take care of your little one, the virus seems to be in the air, not too good! Hope you are back soon:)

Laavanya said...

This looks delicious Sharmi. Wish I could get really good baby eggplants. My daughter hasn't been well too :( 2 ear infections in less than a month. On 2nd course of antibiotics now.

Roopa said...

wow i am falling for that plate Sharmi :) the curry looks rich with cashews paste nice one. Take care Sharmi not to worry !hugs to the little one :)

sra said...

The gravy looks great. Hope your little guy gets better soon!

Siri said...

The gravy looks amazing Sharmi.. and the leaf like serving plate looks gorgeous... Hoping that ur little one get well soon dear... till then take care..:D

Sreelu said...

Sharmi, one yummy dish !!

Nabeela said...

I hope your son gets well soon!

lakshmi said...

ask the kid how it feels to fall sick - i hated getting a cold which would be once in every two weeks when i was young :D. wishing a speedy recovery.

sunita said...

Kids falling ill...I can understand that very well...hope your little one recovers soon.

I love the sound of that gravy...and the look of that beautiful plate.

Happy cook said...

Yummy the small eggplants looks so nice. I never get here the small ones. And they gravy is so good.
Now i just need a plate of rice and can enjoy them :-))

Sharmi said...

Thanks So much Asha!

Sandeepa, Adi too missed his school:(
Thanks so much!

Kribha, Hope Your lil one gets well soon! thanks so much.

Mocha & Saju, Thanks so much!

Sharmi said...

Sirisha, He is feeling better now, Happy Navratri to you too:)

Madhu and Apple, Thanks so much!

Richa, thanks so much dear!

Surili, Happy Navratri to you too!

Ramya, Tee, Mandira, Tbc, Mansi Thanks a lot for the lovely words!

Sharmi said...

Laavanya, Hope your daughter is fine now! Take care.

Thanks all of you for all the lovely words. Makes me feel so nice.

Seena said...

Sharmi,
Hope your baby is ok now..

Recipe is very good indeed, nice picture..Frying eggplants always brings wonderful results..thanks for the recipe, dear.

Prema Sundar said...

I already tried ur ennai kathirikkai and loved that.. U know I have prepared it already 3 to 4 times. Now another new eggplant recipe..
Hope ur kid gets well soon.

Latha said...

The eggplant gravy looks delicious Sharmi! Hope the little one is better. Its been that season. MY kids have been sick one after the other too! Cant wait for the first freeze to get rid of all the allergents and viruses!

Prajusha said...

sharmi,
i was looking for a diff. eggplant curry and i got it:)
hope ur little one is doing ok now.
Happy navaratri wishes to u and ur family.

priyah said...

i really liked the plate in whihc u have presented...looks so yumm...

KayKat said...

This looks delicious! And I love that fall plate.

Hope your li'l one is better!

Mishmash ! said...

u re right paste onion+nuts is a deadly combo and I like anything cooked with it.

Hows your son now..? hope he is better by now!

Shn

Shivapriya said...

Hey Sharmi,
Happy Dussehra, Hope lil one is feeling better. I think weather is like that. Eggplant looks delicious.
Anytime for Eggplant:).

Menu Today said...

Hi Sharmi,
Nice presentation!!!! Looks delicious...Thanks for sharing.

zlamushka said...

As much as I am addicted to eggplant, I fell in love with the plate, too...

DEEPA said...

excellent plating ...Eggplant looks yummy and very tasty

Bharathy said...

Didnt blog hop much last week..so missed one of your posts Sharmi..

Loved the array you have spread for Tamil Festivals..
Awesome and Divine!!

Brinjal curry looks pretty in that plate..:)

Take good care of your little one..Get well soon baby..

Susan said...

Sharmi, sorry your little one has been unwell. I hope by now the household is recovering. Your recipe looks just marvelous. I am a big fan of the imaginative ways Indian cooks have with eggplant.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Pictures look great and sounds delicious...:)
Take care of your child..Let him get well soon!

Priyanka said...

Eggplant gravy looks delicious Sharmi. Hope your li'l one gets well soon:)

Shella said...

Love the eggplant curry. I love the dish you've served it in, even more!!

Chris said...

I am so sorry to hear that your wee one is ill! I will wish for a speedy recovering and quick house cleanup! :)

This dish - so great! I never cease to learn something when I stop by. I love that this paste is doable - even for me! :) Thanks!

Linda said...

Hi Sharmi dear, I'm sorry I'm late to comment here -- I do understand what you're dealing with, and hope the little one's doing better. It hurts mom even more, I know.

This eggplant gravy would cure anyone...

hugs to you both :)