Here comes the recipe for eNNe kathrikka (badnekai ennegai)

Preperation Time: 30-40 mins


Baby eggplants: 8-10 nos.
Corriander seeds (Dhania): 3 tblspn
Cumin seeds (Jeera): 1 1/2 tspn
Peanuts: 3 tspnSesame seeds: 3 tspn
Urad dal: 2 tspn
Channa dal: 2 tspn
Red chillies: 12-15 nos (as per taste)
Red onions: 2 medium sized
Tomato: 1 large
Grated coconut: 3/4 cup
Tamarind paste: 3/4 tspn (you can increase this if you want the dish to be more tangy)
Jaggery: 1 tspn (Optional)
Corriander leaves chopped: 1/4 cup
A sprig of curry leaves
Salt to taste


Dry roast the peanuts, dhania, jeera, sesame seeds, channa dal, urad dal and red chillies and keep aside.

Grind this roasted mixture along with coconut, jaggery, tamarind, onion, tomato and salt. Dont forget to add half the salt to the paste when grinding. Else there wont be salt in the stuffing later.

Wash and slit the brinjals into quarters without removing the stem. Stuff it with the above mixture and place it in a pan with generous amounts of oil. If you have additional ground paste, you can add it over the rest of the brinjals and cook with a closed lid.

Garnish with corriander and curry leaves and serve with any kind of roti.

Ciao till next time...Have fun! Vidya.


Yeshu said...

Awesome Vidya, Thanks for this awesome blog :-)

Vidya said...

Thank you Yeshu! Hope to continue giving interesting recipes!

Priya said...

Vidya tried out your enna kathirikkai, came out amazing..
hats off to you for such a wonderful recipe

Vidya said...

Thanks Priya...Am happy that you liked it :)