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Brinjal Kuzhambu

Kuzhambu made with Brinjals

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

U can try this Kuzhambu with Mushrooms(reduce the tamarind pulp to 1/2 cup),drumsticks,ladies fingers and Boiled eggs too.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/2 kg brinjals - cut into bite size pieces
    • 15 shallots-cut into halves
    • 2 green chillies-slit
    • 10 garlic cloves-peeled
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tsp asafoetida powder
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 cup thick tamarind pulp- extract of lemon-size tamarind
    • 1 cup thick coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cup second coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp refined oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • few coriander leaves
    • few curry leaves


    1. Heat oil in a kadai,add garlic cloves,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves and shallots.Saute this for 2 mins.
    2. Add brinjal pieces,ginger-garlic paste,green chillies,asafoetida powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and chilli powder.Saute this till oil separates from the mixture.
    3. Add the tamarind pulp and let it boil till oil separates(for 12 mins).
    4. Add the thick and second coconut milk,salt and coriander leaves and let it simmer for 7 more mins on medium flame.
    5. Serve this Brinjal Kuzhambu with Rice, Idli, Dosa,etc,.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Dear Salma! Shallots are small onions.



    hi christy, seems to be very good recipe i want to make it but plz would u like to tell me what is shallots? thx and tc