Stuffed Kathrikaai

Kathrikaai in Tamil, Baingan in Hindi, Aubergine in English, Badanekaai in Kannada
I tried & it came out very well....It is just like yengai ( a Karnataka dish but prepared in a simple way) ... Suitable for hot phulkas / chapati's

  • Small Eggplants / Katharikaai - 8 to 10
  • Yengai Powder - 10 to 15tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
  • Wash the kathrikaai / baingan and slit the 4 sides
  • Take a bowl mix yengai powder and salt. Fill it in the kathrikaai
  • Place it in the pressure cooker. Cook for one whistle.
  • Heat wok add oil. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida
  • Add kathrikaai. Cooked in the oil well.
  • Add 2 tsp yengai powder, salt to taste, tamarind paste, jaggery & stirfry
  • Ready to serve
Update : Based on all the comments i got for this recipe i would like to share that Yengai powder is nothing like Vangibaath powder. I prepared this at home.
I will be adding all masala powders recipes to my blog shortly.

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Lavanya Raj said...

hmmm...those purple stuffed brinjal's looks spicy.

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Kalai said...

Do you buy yenngai powder or make it? Pics look great! :)

Dhivya said...

love kathirikai!love to eat with rice too

Anonymous said...

Yummy! the colour of the curry is so tempting.

Rupa said...

Vanamala,Thumbha chaanggide nimma stuffed badanekai.Love it..Easy recipe too.Thanks for sharing..

Unknown said...

looks spicy and tasty vanamala..will have to try it sometime

Uma said...

wow, it looks so delicious, Vanamala! But what is yengai powder? is it some kind of curry powder?

Red Chillies said...

Looks uper, Vanamala. Hope you had a great time with your sister.How do you make the yennegai powder?

Unknown said...

looks spicy and delicious...what is yengai powder,,do you buy it or make it yourself?

EC said...

Another way to cook brinjals...good one

Sia said...

mala, what is yengai powder? do u have its recipe?

Seema said...

Looks great Mala!! Yennegai powder - do u buy / make? If u make - can u post recipe please or buying - which brand?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you friends. Try it out let me know how you liked the taste ...

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Lovely dish. I imagine that the combination of spice, sourness, sweet and salt must be great.