Friday, July 17, 2009

Stuffed Brinjal (Eggplant) Sambar and Curry Powder

I went on another short break. We took my inlaws on a short trip to few places last week. The trip was good as it was not that hot. Since my inlaws are here, i have taken a short break from experimenting new recipes in the kitchen. I pretty much stick to authentic recipes as I don't want to scare them or torture them. I think i have done that enough when i was newly married :-) I remember one time, me and my sil decided to prepare Chapattis. My sil was not married at that time and was as clueless as me in the kitchen. When we were in the Kitchen, i dropped a plate accidentally on the floor and on hearing that noise, my bil asked us if it was one of the chappatis that we prepared. We both got so mad at him, but our chappathis were quite bad like Pappads so we couldn't argue! :-)

Now moving on to the recipes...

South Indian Curry Powder - A versatile powder :

This is another big help in the kitchen for me. I grind and keep this powder in stock and it helps in preparing easier versions of some authentic recipes like Rasavangi and Bisibela. Here are some of the recipes that i use this in :
  • This is used as curry powder for the following vegetables - Potato, Seppankizhangu (Colocasia), Yam ( Suran/Senaikizhanghu), Eggplant and Okra.
  • This is used to make stuffed eggplant and stuffed okra.
  • This can be used to make quick and easy Bisibela
  • This is used to make stuffed eggplant sambar.
  • This can be used to make quick and easy rasavangi.
  • This can be added to Sundal. You gotto to try this to believe how yummy it is! Kids will ask for more :)

Now to the recipe :

Ingredients :

Channadaal - 1 cup

Urad daal - 1 cup

Coriander seeds (Dhaniya) - 1 cup

Red chillies - 1 cup

Rice - a handful

Hing - 1 or 2 pinches


Method :
Saute everything in little oil till the daals are golden brown. Let it cool. Dry grind and store in air tight container.

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Stuffed eggplant Sambar :
I learnt this from my mil. This is tangy like vethakuzhambu. I like this so much that i can inhale it :-) My husband doesn't like eggplants that much..so i get more ;-) Teehee! :)

Ingredients :
Tamarind - Lemon size
Multipurpose Powder - 5, 6 spoons
Small eggplants - 8
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, curryleaves and hing for seasoning



Method :
Add required salt to the multipurpose powder and mix well.
Slit the eggplants crosswire. Do not cut it completely. Stuff it with multipurpose powder
Apply couple of drops of oil on each eggplant and microwave for 4 minutes or till they are tender.
Now, take little oil in a non stick pan and add these cooked eggplants. Add 2 more spoons of multipurpose powder, salt, tamerind water and let it cook till it starts to thicken. Cook till it reaches the soupy consistency. Add some more salt if required.


It thickens fast since we have added rice in the multipurpose powder.
Tastes good with Rice.

Sending this to Sanghi's FIL-Brinjal Event

40 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love this eggplant... Infact have asked mom to make it this weekend too...

Prathibha said...

never heard of this stuffed brinjal sambar...nice idea dear

K said...

I was wondering how come no new posts from you. Now I know why. Anyways, have a great time with your in-laws!
that curry powder really caught my eye.Looks easy and can be used for so many things! thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Lol on your experiments in kitchen after marraige..but your BIL is too cute..haha
and the brinjal looks awesome..the curry powder is a help for sure

Varunavi said...

I liked the ingredients and love brinjal in any form :)

Vibaas said...

thx all :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new recipe.have a great time with ur in laws.

Gita said...

Wow stuffed eggplant sambar....this makes a complete meal by itself with some rice...looks very tempting too :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks really yummy & awesome.. i love this stuffed brinjal..

Pooja said...

Curry Powder looks so good. So does the sambar with stuffed brinjal! Wish I could have with rice now! Your BIL's comment was hilarious..for me too Chapati turned rock hard papads when I started cooking and I still remember the look on the face of my brother having a hard time chewing :D

Suparna said...

hi vibaas,
good to c ur post after a long time :) I love multipurposes powders ...they are a mighty help in various preparations ....I've not had stuffed brinjal sambar as yet, thanks for another interesting recipe dear,
Enjoy!!

Ann said...

Ohh Dear! mouth watering pic and I love this recipe :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely eggplant sambar.....delicious

Chitra said...

Thanks for this multi purpose podi.Will make it for sure..:)Thf brinjal sambhar looks too good!!Drooling;)

Hari Chandana said...

Wow... what a lovely clicks... looks soo delicios... awesome job!!

Parita said...

Even i took a short break from blogging as my parents were visiting me, but i'll b back soon now :) stuffed brinjals are one of my fav..looks delicious!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Nice entry for the event. Looks so good n nice.

Doloncookbook said...

Love the idea to make stuffed brinjal sambar ... Picture looks very delicious dear ....

ARUNA said...

eggplant, sambar and curry powder is an ultimate combination with hot white rice!!!!! Its just divine!

Rajitha said...

you bil was funny :D...i love the gravy for the stuffed brinjal and the masala...i should probably do what you are doing..premake and keep it in a bottle....

Vibaas said...

thanks all :)

Ammu said...

Very interesting. Addition of stuffed brinjal in sambar... wow !! its mouthwatering.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a flavor ful yummy recipe looks so delicious

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Love this delicious Sambar

Vibaas said...

thanks friends! :)

Kalaivani said...

Simple and yummy sambar.gr8 curry powder.

n33ma said...

lol! I used to make papads too.Curry looks delicious.

Jhanani said...

Vow, a simple kolambu without onion or tomato. Really thx a lot for sharing this recipe.

Jayashree said...

Sambar with stuffed brinjal??? Very interesting!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks tangy and delicious!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

new kind of sambar... sounds delicious.

Yasmeen said...

LOL for the chapathi-plate joke...
Fresh & aromatic ,home made curry powder is no match for the store bought kind.Brinjal looks spicy good soaked in sambar :D

Kitchen Flavours said...

Adding eggplant to sambar is new to me...that powder sounds aromatic....

Pavithra said...

Wow thats lovely dish..looks so good and mouthwatering vibaas..

Doloncookbook said...

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Hi

Great information.




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Nithya Praveen said...

Hey girl welcome back again.Never heard of stuffed brinjal sambhar...sounds new and interesting.Shall try this.

faisal said...

Hi

Great post i like this post.



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Jhanani said...

Prepared this kolambu yesterday and it was very tasty. Thx.

dhanya said...

Looks delicious.

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