Thursday, October 11, 2012

Brinjal buttermilk curry

Kathirikkai more kulambu, Eggplant curry with buttermilk, South Indian more curry.

'More' is the Tamil word for Buttermilk . 'Kulambu' means 'stew' poured over rice.So 'More kulambu' means a stew prepared with Buttermilk. This kulambu is a must if you prepare a traditional TamilNadu style lunch. More-kulambu should be served over steamed rice , after serving sambar and vathak kulambu.

I used our homegrown eggplant which was nearly 350 gms. As it was very big for a more kulambu, I halved it and used one half to make more kulambu one day and used the other half to prepare sambar the next day.

More kulambu.....our favorite curry with our favorite vegetable.
Another beautiful aubergine / eggplant from our garden.

I used the largest brinjal to make serwa .

The largest aubergine brinjal from our garden

Brinjal serwa I made using our largest brinjal. It tasted absolutely delicious.
curd (Indian Yogurt plain) - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Brinjal - 150 gm
Ginger - 2 inch
green chilli - 2
Bengal gram / channa dhal - 1 tbsp
rice - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
coconut oil - 1 tbsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2
curry leaves - 1 sprig
water - 2 cups


Soak channa dhal and rice for 30 minutes.

In the mean time prepare the brinjal.
Wash the brinjal and cut it into long thick slices.
Heat oil in a wok and add the brinjal pieces.
Fry well in low heat. Cook till it is almost done with a mild red color.
Take out and keep aside.

Grind ginger , green chillies , rice and channa dhal to a fine paste.
Heat 2 cups of water in a cooking pan and add the ground paste along with turmeric and salt.
Cook for few minutes till raw smell goes.
Now add the fried brinjal and bring it to a boil.
Before switching off add the curd. Mix well.

Now heat 1 tsp oil in a pan (that we used to fry brinjal).
Crackle the mustard seeds and add chopped dry red chillies with curry leaves.Add this tempering to the prepared curry.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Brinjal more kulambu is ready.

Serving Suggestions:

Serves 4 people.
Serve over steamed rice.
Potato fry is a good side dish for More Kulambu.


Anu said...

Nice curry, yum with brinjal.

divya said...

wow... tempting curry's dear... n its from your own garden...

Sravs said...

Super delicious and yummy curry !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking curry...

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...


Priya said...

Its definitely a wonderful experience to cook with veggies grown up in our own garden na. curry looks fabulous,never cooked buttermilk this way.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nothing like home grown veggies...nice curry with buttermilk...

VineelaSiva said...

Viki u r having brinjal feast in ur house.Its nice to have home grown vegetables.

Babitha costa said...

Delicious,love it

Suja Manoj said...

Innovative recipe,sounds yummy will give this a try

Neela Rufus said...

Nice, should try soon :) - Neela

Anonymous said...

Lovely looking curry :)