Kathrikkai/ brinjal rasavangi recipe- Tamil style brinjal recipes

    Life has become quite busy after the school reopened. Especially as this is my kids first year in primary school,everything has been new for him as well as me.Mornings and evenings have become really busy. Though I do find a couple of hours in the afternoon , I have been spending the time with the younger one, relaxing and watching tv. So blogging has been highly irregular. I hope we do adjust to the new routine and I will find sometime everyday to spend with my blogging activities.

    Meanwhile I had made this delicious south indian gravy a couple of weeks ago. My grandmom had made this once and I had asked her for the recipe which sounded very much like kathrikkai pitlai.I also reffered the meenakshi ammal’s cook and see for the recipe.We all loved it and had it with some plain rice. It was yum!!

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To roast and grind-
To roast and grind-
  1. Cook the tuvar dal in a pressure cooker till soft and mushy.
  2. Place the tamarind in hot water for a few minutes. Squeeze out the pulp.
  3. Heat half a teaspoon of oil.
  4. Roast the coriander seeds,dried red chillies and grated coconut till light brown.
  5. Allow it to cool and grind it to a fine powder.
  6. Wash the brinjal and cut them to thin and long pieces.
  7. Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  8. Pour the tamarind water.
  9. Boil this till the raw smell of the tamarind goes and the brinjal will be cooked well.
  10. This will take around 10-15 minutes.
  11. Add the cooked dal followed by the roasted and ground spice powder.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Add the curry leaves and hing.
  14. Cook for a few more minutes and remove from flame.
  15. For seasoning, heat oil in a pan.
  16. Add mustard seeds, udid dal and red chillies.
  17. When it crackles, add it to the gravy.
  18. Mix and serve hot with some rice or as a side dish for rasam rice.
Recipe Notes


Ashgourd can be used instead of brinjal.

You can also add some soaked channa dal or some cooked beans like mocchai(hyacinth beans) or black eyed beans along with this. Add it before you add the cooked dal and spice powder.

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  1. Razina Javed

    lovely recipe dear….

  2. Shama Nagarajan

    delicious recipe

  3. Hamaree Rasoi

    Very tasty and unique looking Brinjal preparation.Deepa

  4. Different curry for me to try wish ya happy weekend

  5. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    yummy! love it…

  6. Happys Cook

    lovely and awesome recipe….

  7. Hari Chandana P

    This is my fav dish.. looks tempting!!

  8. shobha rawal

    What new & interesting way of cooking brinjal…………..surelytry this………shobhawww.shobhapink.blogspot.in


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