Brinjal Chutney/kathirikai thuvayal

         Making thuvayal as called in tamil for chutney, has always been a welcome change from the usual vegetable side dishes. I have always made thuvayal with different vegetables and the method of preperation is always the same. We made for the first time with brinjal and hence decided to post this to the blog.There are different ways to make brinjal chutney. I have seen another version in Meenakshi ammal’s cookbook which I will be trying soon.This one was quite spicy and delicious and we had it with our vennpongal for dinner. Not a classic combination, but made a fantastic meal!!!

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Brinjal Chutney/kathirikai thuvayal Yum
Course side dish

south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Dried red chillies- 2-3(Add more depending on how spicy you want)
  2. Tamarind- small lump
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Sesame oil- 1tbsp
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Add udid dal and channa dal along with some dried red chillies and grated coconut and saute for a minute. Add the chopped onions and saute till the onions browns. Then add the brinjal along with the tomatoes and salt. Mix well. Cook till the brinjals turn soft.
  6. Allow this mixture to cool.Add the tamarind to this. Grind it to a paste.
  7. Serve along with mixed rice or even chapatis.
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  1. Priya Suresh

    Fantastic and delicious thuvaiyal, i do almost the similar way too.

  2. jeyashrisuresh

    This looks very nice and yummy,lovely combo for idlis

  3. Very tasty – you are right.. this is a great way to get kids eat these veggies.

  4. Hamaree Rasoi

    Delicious looking chutney. Thanks for sharing.Deepa

  5. Lubna Karim

    Never made chutney with brinjal…sounds yum…

  6. looks awesome. Nice dish. Yum!!

  7. Jayashree

    I make it the same way too…..lovely thuvayal.

  8. Never tasted this before !!! Wld love to try this


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