Briyani Kathirikai / Mughlai Briyani gravy

by - September 26, 2012

Mughlai Eggpalnt gravy for Briyani / Briyani Kathirikai chops
                       Today I am going to share one of the most requested recipe from my friend circle and  as well as from my readers.. This traditional eggplant gravy from Mughlai  cuisinie is a great accompany for any briyani variety.  This rich sauce gives unique flavor and taste. Hope there is no need for any introduction for this delicious gravy..

Total time: 20 minutes
Prepartion time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3
Source: Sarasyummybites

6 medium size eggplant
1/4 cup chopped pearl onion
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 cup tamarind pulp from gooseberry size tamarind
1 cup of water or as required
Salt to taste

For grinding:
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
1 tbsp peanuts

For seasoning:
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
Required curry leaves

  • Dice eggplant into four, lengthily with out trimming its head and immerse it in water till use,  to avoid decolourization.
  • Dry roast sesame seeds till they splutter,  transfer and allow it to cool.
  • Dry roast remaining grinding ingredients one by one till they slightly change color. cool and grind all the three ingredients in to fine powder,  keep it aside.
  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 5 minutes and extract juice from it by adding required amount of water.
  • Strain the juice, Discard seed and fiber from the tamarind. 
Mughlai Eggpalnt gravy for Briyani / Briyani Kathirikai chops

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan at medium heat. add seasoning ingredients one by one. Allow it to splutter.
  • Add onions and saute till it become soft. Then add eggplant and saute well.
  • Pour tamarind pulp along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Bring to boil in medium heat.
  • When mixture boils vigorously, add remaining 1 tbsp oil.
  • Adjust salt and spice to taste
  • Lower the heat and add ground powder and mix well to avoid lumps.
  • Boil the mixture till oil separates from the gravy..
  • Enjoy with Briyani or with white rice..

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  1. Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...looks absolutely delicious.

  2. Slurp, mouthwatering here..Wat an irresistible and fingerlicking gravy.

  3. Tempting and delicious gravy. Very inviting.

  4. This looks sooo yummy. Got to try them now. Happy to follow u dear

  5. Thanks for this great recipe...looks very delicious!

  6. The eggplant chops sound amazing!

  7. Very tempting and flavorful eggplant curry. Gravy looks too scrumptious dear.

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  8. Looks so yum ...that gravy is just so tempting

  9. Thanks Saras... I was truly waitttting for this recipe. Looks perfect.

  10. Wow! This looks delicious and colorful

  11. This looks absolutely yum! I am always in search for new curries for baingan! Will try this one too.

  12. I can just have this with a plate of plain rice...

  13. Love this,mouthwatering..gravy is super tempting

  14. I always like this, perfact combination with Biriyani..increase the tasty.....

  15. kalakuringa saras..yummy and tempting pics..

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  16. Yummy curry.. Never made it before..

  17. Well prepared Saras...Loved it..Awesome post.

  18. Looks delicious.
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  19. tasted this recipe in a muslim friends was yummy..was searching for the recipe from tat tymn..wil give a try...thanks for sharing


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