Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stuffed Brinjal(Katharikai Mootu kai/Kootu)

Do you know the plant name which produces Brinjal? It is called as egg plant. India is the second top most country to produce this vegetable.
Eggplant is effective in the treatment of high blood cholesterol called hypercholesterolemia and is also a source of folic acid and potassium.
Here is one of the tastiest recipe with brinjal.


  • Brinjal-5(large)
  • Onion-2
  • Tomato-1
  • Coconut(grated)-2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil-1 tablespoon
  • Salt

For seasoning:
  • Mustard,Cumin seeds,Urad dal, Curry leaves

For Garnishing:
  • Coriander leaves.


  • Cut the brinjal without cutting completely upto the base , i.e., -as suitable for stuffing.
  • Grind onion(1 & 1/2), cumin seeds, coconut, with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and required amount of salt into a paste.Dont use much water.
  • Stuff the paste in brinjal.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard.
  • When it splutters add the urad dal, cumin seeds and the curry leaves.
  • Fry the onions and then the tomato in oil.
  • Add the stuffed brinjals and the remaining paste and allow it to cook it for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • When the brinjal is cooked well, add the tamarind juice or paste. Add salt if needed more.
  • Allow it to boil for two more minutes.
  • Garnish with tamarind leaves after taking out of flame.
  • A perfect side dish for all types of rices.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried this and it tastes very nice.