Biriyani Brinjal Kuzhambu

Sesame Brinjal Kuzhambu

Biriyani Brinjal Kuzhambu

Tangy, sweet, spicy, and gooey kuzhambu!
I had tried several kuzhambu but nothing came near the taste of this Biriyani Brinjal Kuzhambu. I learned it from my friend and tried it. It came out very well. The combination of pepper, tamarind paste, and sesame seeds brought out a tangy, sweet, spicy, and gooey kuzhambu.
If you are a lover of sesame seeds, do not add more than the quantity given below otherwise the sesame flavor will dominate the other flavors. These days, my biriyani is not complete without this kuzhambu.

Brinjal – 1/4 kg

Sesame seeds (ellu)- 3 tablespoon

Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds (vendheyam) – 1 teaspoon<

Cumin Seeds (seeragam) – 1 teaspoon

Pepper (milagu) – 1 teaspoon

Chopped onions – 2 nos.

Chopped tomatoes – 3 nos.

Green chillies – 3 to 4 nos.

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons

Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Tamarind – lemon size

Vinegar – 1 teaspoon

Salt – as desired

Sesame oil (Nallennai) – 3 tablespoons


1. Cut brinjal into big pieces.

2. In a small pan, fry fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, and sesame seeds without adding oil. Grind it to a fine powder.

3. In a pan, heat oil. For this kuzhambu, you need lot of oil for good taste. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, pepper, and onions.

4. Saute onions till they are transparent. Then, add salt, turmeric powder, and  ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell of the paste goes off.

5. Then, add brinjal pieces and boil well. After few minutes, add tomatoes, green chillies, salt, vinegar, coriander powder, chilli powder, tamarind paste, and water in an order. Boil well.

6. Finally, add curry leaves and the ground powder. After 3-4 minutes, switch off the stove.

Now, Biriyani Brinjal Kuzhambu is ready!!!

Serve. With Rice, Biriyani, and Poriyal & Varuval

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