Baingan Do Pyaz / Eggplant n Onions Stir Fry

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Also known as: Brinjal and Onions Stir Fry, Vangaya Kura, Kathirikai Varuval, Brinjal Masala, Baingan Subzi. My Dad was pulling my leg, when I said the name of the dish! We usually talk during the odd hours…it will be my evening 4.30 here and in India it will be way past midnight 2.30. That’s the time, we [...]

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Kathrikai Gothsu – Memoirs of Dinner time Stories:)

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Also known as: Brinjal Gothsu, Eggplants Kothsu, Baingan-Tamatar Curry. Well…to begin with, I am going to tell you a small story that my Dad told me several times, when I was a kid! Each time the story was told during dinner time for some reason! As I told you all before’ I am such an [...]

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Kashmiri Baingan Kadhi – Awaken Your Senses!

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Eggplants in Yogurts based Sauce:(Kashmir Style) Other Names: Kathirikai Mor Kuzhambu. Vangaya Perugu Pulusu. Baingan Kadhi. Kathirika Mor Curry. Ingredients: Indian eggplants 5-7 slitted twice in the middleFresh, sweet yogurts (I mean not sour) 2-3 cupsGinger 2″ grated/mincedGreen cardamom 3 pods crushedKashmir red chilies 3Cumin seeds 1 teaspoonSaltKashmir Chili powder 1 teaspoonGhee/butter for pan frying. [...]

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Stuffed n Broiled Eggplants Masala – For the Love of Food!

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Sutta Kathirikai Masala Varuval: Other Names: Stuffed and Grilled Aubergine Spicy Stir-Fry. Stuffed n Broiled Egg-plants in Indian Spicy. Gutti Vangaya Masala Kura. Delicious dishes are all made alike; Whereas, every ruined preparation is done in its own way! Does this make any sense?! I mean…I have used this famous first sentence of Tolstoy’s great [...]

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Vaangi Bath – Karnataka Special

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Kathirikai Podi Saadham: Ingredients: To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Together: Coriander seeds 2 spoons Chana dal 2 spoons Urad dal 2 spoons Dry red chilies 6 Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoons Peppercorn 1 spoon Cinnamon 2 sticks Cloves 3 Cumin seeds 1 spoon Dry coconut 1/4 cup(grated) Black Sesame seeds 2 spoons Asafoetida 1/4 [...]

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Eggplants-Shrimps Masala / Brinjal-Prawns Masala

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Kathirikai-Iral Varuval: Other Names: Kathirikai-Iral Thokku. Aubergine-Prawns Curry. Chingri-Baingan ka Subzi. Chemmeen-Kathirika Kari. Ingredients: Eggplants 6-8 slicedSmall shrimps 1 cupGreen chili 1 choppedOnion 1 choppedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomato 1 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonOil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves few. Method: Heat oil in a wok, add the tempering spices, [...]

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Kathirikai Varuval / Brinjal Spicy Fry – Like Only Mommy Can!

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Eggplants Spicy Stir-Fry: Other Names: Brinjal Varuval. Kathirikai Kara Poriyal. Kathirikai Thokku. Baingan Masala – South Indian Way. Brinjal Spicy Fry. In my kitchen, basic fuzz-free vegetables are just more welcome! I want a hearty fare, at the end of the day…something that I tasted as a kid! Maybe, I would have fought for fixing [...]

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Kathirikai-Mochai Kottai Kara Kuzhambu – Mom’s Inspiration!

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Brinjal-Val Beans Kuzhambu Other Names:Eggplants-Val Beans in Tamarind Based Curry. Vengaya Pulusu. Kathirikai-Mochai Payaru Puli Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Brinjal/Eggplants 4-6 slicedVal Beans – Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)Pearl Onions chopped 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery/brown sugar 1 spoonSesame oil 1 table spoonThalippu vadagamMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonFenugreek seeds 1 [...]

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Brinjal Biriyani / Aubergine Pilaf / Eggplants in Hearty Masala Rice

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Eggplants Biriyani: For Biriyani: Brinjal/eggplants – slit twice, cut the stalkCloves 3Cinnamon 2Cardamon pods 3Bay leaves 2Maratti mokku 2Star anise 1Basmati rice / Short Grained Rice 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnion 1 slicedTomato 1 large choppedGarlic 2 cloves made into pasteGinger 2″ size peeled and made into pasteMint leaves 1 fistfulCoriander leaves alone fewLemon juice [...]

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Eggplants in Cashew Nuts Based Sauce / Baingan Kaju Ka Sheruva

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Kathirikai Munthiri Paruppu Kuzhambu: Brinjal Cashew Nuts Seruva. Eggplants in Cashew Nuts based Sauce. Ingredients: Eggplants 5Onion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 1 cup – pureeTamarind paste – less than 1/4 spoonCashew Nuts 1 fistful – pasteSalt, Turmeric and Chili powderSesame oil and tempering spices. Method: Heat oil in a wok. Add the tempering [...]

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