22 Apr 2014

Brinjal Curry Recipe / Kathrikai Thokku Recipe

I am on vacation in my in laws house and have no time to blog! But my mother in law being an excellent cook, I'm enjoying some lovely home cooked food! So when I found sometime, I decided to write a recipe. Hope you enjoy this flavorful brinjal curry!

Brinjal is one of the famous vegetables in our house. So many dishes can be made with brinjal and this is one of the easiest to make! It tastes great with rice, since this is a gravy it can be had with rotis too. This is made as a curry with tamarind juice and it tastes awesome.

  • Brinjal - 1/2 kg
  • Onion - 2 medium
  • Tomato - 2 medium
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric power - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tamarind water - 1 tbsp

1. Cut the brinjal and cook them in some water until it is slightly cooked. Add water till the brinjals are submerged in water.

2. Grind the onions and tomatoes to a paste and set aside.
3. In a pan, add oil and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds splutter ad the ground onion-tomato paste.

4. Add curry leaves and saute for a few minutes, about 3-4 minutes in medium flame. 
5. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and pepper powder and mix well. Allow to cook for a few minutes.

6. Now add the cooked brinjals (along with the water). Mix well.
7. Add the tamarind water and mix everything together.

8. Allow to cook until the curry is slightly thickened and switch off.

1. If you want a more dry gravy, then let it simmer for a while longer until the gravy reaches your required consistency.
2. Adjust spice level to your preference.

Until next time,

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  1. brinjal curry looks wonderful beulah .Enjoy ur vacation

  2. Delicious brinjal curry....... Looks yummy!!

  3. I luv brinjal n this makes me drooling :)

  4. Hope you had a good time and back with a gr8 recipe

  5. Delicious brinjal curry, looks inviting..

  6. this looks perfect to go with chapathis... hope u enjoyed ur vacation...

  7. Brinjal curry makes me drool here, Love this curry.

  8. Irresistible side dish, can have it happily with a bowl of rasam rice.

  9. Looks so yummy .........really mouthwatering and love to have with chapatis

  10. So yum... i love brinjal with tamarind with rice or roti or even biryani... :)

  11. perfect with chapatis..looks mouthwatering

  12. Looks inviting..yummy to have with hot rice.

  13. Looks Yummy. Thanks for your continuous support in our recipe blog.


  14. Mouth watering currry:)


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