Ennai Kathrikai (Oily Eggplant)


  • Tamarind paste 2 tsp
  • Eggplant 5
  • Onion 1 thinly sliced
  • Tomato 1 thinly sliced
  • Green chili 1 thinly sliced
  • Fenugreek 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
  • Sesame seeds 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Salt


  1. Mix the tamarind in 4 cups of water
  2. Slice the eggplant from the end till ¾ so that its connected near the stem and soak in water
  3. Roast the sesame seeds, fenugreek seeds, and mustard seeds each separately and grind them to a powder and mix it to the tamarind juice
  4. Add the pepper powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to the tamarind juice
  5. Heat 6 tsp oil in a pan and fry the onions, tomatoes, and green chilies for 2 minutes
  6. Add the eggplant and and cook them completely
  7. Add the tamarind juice mix and cook till till the gravy thickens
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