How to make Coconut Khara Kozhambu -

Brinjal preparation with the flavour of coconut.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Baby Brinjals (बेबी बैंगन), Sambar Onions

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Coconut Khara Kozhambu checkout Achari Baingan, Ennai Kathrikai, Vankaya Poornam, Gutti Vankaya Koora (Stuffed Brinjals) . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Vangyache Bharit Tofu Soya Lazzatdar Valtande Kosamalli Jackfruit Curry

Coconut Khara Kozhambu

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut Khara Kozhambu Recipe

  • Baby Brinjals 12-15

  • Sambar Onions 12-15

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 6 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons


  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies 6

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Cloves 4

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup


Step 1

Slit brinjals into four without cutting through and keeping the stem intact. Heat two tablespoons til oil in a non-stick kadai. Ad the brinjals and sambhar onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add a little salt, cover and cook. Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Add chana dal, red chillies, coriander seeds, green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, poppy seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add coconut and sauté till the coconut is lightly browned. Cool and grind to a smooth paste. Heat the remaining oil in another non-stick pan.

Step 3

Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, urad dal and sauté till the dal is lightly browned. Add curry leaves and onion and sauté till fragrant. Add the masala paste and sauté for two minutes. Add the brinjals and sambhar onions and salt. Add one cup of water and mix. Add tamarind pulp and mix. Cover and cook for fifteen minutes till the brinjals are cooked. Serve hot.

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