Sunday, October 28, 2012

Biriyani Kathirikkai - Muslim's Style / Brinjal in tangy gravy - Best accompaniment for biriyani

                 Muslim biriyani are very much adored by all. Their style in preparing biriyanis are awsome.They serve these biriyanis with a unique brinjal curry. I have tried  several recipes ,but was not satisfied.This particular recipe fulfilled my thirst of finding that brinjal recipe.My friend Saras prepared this curry at my house one day.From that day on,I am not preparing biriyani without this curry. Whenever I prepare this curry for potluck, it goes away within minutes.The original recipe didnt use jaggery,but I prefer to use it ,as it gives a tangy,sweet taste to the curry.You will also fell in love to this curry immediately.
 
Ingredients:
For the curry:
1.Small eggplants   -        8
2.Tamarind extract     -    1 cup
3.Sambar pwdr  -   1 tsp
4.Turmeric powder  -   a pinch
5.pepper corns  -   1 tsp
6.Oil   -          1/4 cup
7.Jaggery    -     1 tsp
8.Salt   - to taste
9.Curry leaves   -   few
 
For grinding:
1.Peanut        -        1 tsp
2.Sesame seeds  -  1/2 tsp
3.Methi seeds   -    1/4 tsp
 
Method:
* Dry roast the peanut,methi and sesame seeds.Grind it into a powder.
* Wash and dry the brinjals.
* Slit the brinjals to have 4 cuts leaving the stems.Dont cut it fully,if not the brinjals will get mashed away.
* Take a pan,add oil and splutter with curry leaves and pepper corns.
* Add the slit brinjals and let it cook covered.
* Add the sambar pwdr,turmeric powder and turn the stove to simmer.
* Let the raw smell of the sambar powder go off.
* Now add the tamarind water and bring it to boil.
* When the curry is thickened ,add the grinded powder to the curry.Adjust salt to taste.
* Add the jaggery to the curry.
* Now turn the stove to simmer and cover the curry.
* Let the curry oozes out oil ,after 10 mins.
* Garnish with cilantro and turn off the stove.
* Serve with biriyani,kushka,pulao.
Chk the recipe for mutton biriyani here
 
Note:
* Adjust the thikness of the curry according to your preference.
* The spice levels an be altered acording to your taste.
* Take care not to mash the brinjals.
* Adding jaggery is purely optional,but I prefer it that way. 
 

 
 
 

 



16 comments:

divya said...

Makes me hungry,highly irresistible.

Divya Pramil said...

Love this kathrikai sides with Biryani :) Well made!!
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Subhashini said...

Look perfect and I can feel the tangy taste.

Minu said...

a lovely and the best accompaniment to Biriyani

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Hi Savitha,
This Biryani & brinjal curry combination looks awesome. Havent tried it so I guess should give it a shot.

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Turmeric n Spice said...

lovely lovely lovely

PT said...

love this side-dish..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Lovely and its best combo too........
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Suman Arthy said...

Looking so delicious...yummy!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow i would to have this yummy combo,pls pass with the briyani:)

Priya said...

Its a must if am inviting someone at home, i do the same way too,yummy dish.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Thanks for trying Savitha..It came out perfectly..

Asiya Omar said...

Delicious looking..

Arthy shama said...

Very nice and tasty too... should try on weekends

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a perfect side gravy for biriyani and this recipe came out very well!

shylaja said...

Been looking for the right recipe and this sounds perfect with its personalised inputs. Gonna try this today. loved the pics too

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