Monday, 22 April 2013

Biryani Kathrikkai/Brinjal for Biryani

Biryani kathrikkai as the name says is a perfect accompaniment for biryani’s. It is usually served in all the marriages and restaurants. I have tried different versions of this same gravy but finally settled down with this one which has satisfied my family and friends taste buds.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Kathrikkai/Brinjal
6-8
Onion
1 finely chopped
Tamarind
1 cup pulp from gooseberry sized ball
Chilli powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Black pepper (crushed)
1 tsp
Gingelly oil
4-5 tbsp
Curry leaves
10
Salt
As needed


For Grinding

Sesame seeds/Ellu
1 ½ tbsp
Roasted Peanuts
15
Methi seeds/Vendhayam
¼ tsp

Method

Dry roast the sesame seeds, methi seeds and grind it along with roasted peanuts in to a powder.

Wash and cut the brinjals to 4 cuts, do not cut them fully.


In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after it splutters add cumin seeds, crushed black pepper, curry leaves.
Now add the onions and saute until golden brown.

Now add the brinjals, toss it in the oil  and cook it covered for about 5 -7 min. Open it and add the red chilli powder(add more if you want it spicy), coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and give a good stir. Turn the stove to low flame and wait for the raw smell of the chilli powder to go away.


Now add the tamarind water and the ground paste and bring it to boil. The gravy will start thickening wait for the oil to ooze out, which takes about 5-8 min.


Finally garnish with curry leaves and switch off the stove.

Yummy spicy and delicious biryani kathrikkai is ready to be served. Serve it with biryani, kushka or pulav.



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25 comments:

  1. Looks so delicious...but im not a big fan of brinjal...but i remind of thalcha seeing this

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  2. Exactly this is what i was looking for. Thanks for posting this recipe :-) Sushmita

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  3. looks so delicious,i can have with roti also ,look so perfect.thanks for sharing.

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  4. my husband always ask for this..but i had no idea about it..thanks for the recipe now....

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  5. delicious dish with eggplants.

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  6. Interesting and love it. We love eggplants and any style with it also we will not complain. This is a superb try out for my round.

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  7. apadiya you should have shown some biriyani :) perfect meal for me.. apadiyae alluiripein :)

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  8. Looks so tempting,never say no to brinjal recipe...

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  9. looks very tempting.. best side dish recipe...

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  10. Delicious Brinjal Biriyani Priya. Love it.

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  11. ooh! never have thought of having brinjal as a side for biriyani. god one, Priya. Alos, do feel free to drop by my new blog - pick quicks when u get the time...glad if u wud be a follower there as well.

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  12. Thank you all ladies for the wonderful comments...

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  13. I love this with veg biryani.. nice accompaniment

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  14. Thx ! looking for this.. Will ask my wife to try this week ..

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  15. தேடிட்டு இருந்தோம். நன்றி.. அம்மிணி கிட்டே சொல்லி செய்ய சொல்லிடறேன் :)

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    1. Thanks Raj for the comments, do tell ur wife...
      u will all love it...

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  16. It looks so yummy Priya! I tried making it last week it came out very good and delicious!! This time I added more tamarind. It came out bit tangy. Is there any way I can adjust the tanginous?

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  17. Thank you for the great recipe. I have cooked this thrice so far, and it's been a a massive hit every time!!!

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  18. Loved ur recipe... searched in many blogs.finally stuck with urs

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    1. Thanks a lot ryans mom, keep visiting for more delightful recipes...

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  19. Thank u. I made it and was perfect

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