November 25, 2008

Kathirikai Masala Recipe | Brinjal Masala Recipe

If you are a brinjal lover like me, then you will surely enjoy this Kathirikai Masala Recipe. It was an impromptu one that my mom-in-law made when she was visiting and I loved it! I made it again last weekend following her precise recipe word by word.

Generally brinjal masala is made in a red chilli based gravy but green chillies add a wonderful flavour to brinjal recipes as I found out. Try out this brinjal rice recipe and serve with warm rice and any kuzhambu of your choice.

Kathirikai Masala Recipe | Brinjal Masala RecipeBrinjal in a shallot-green chilly-coconut base

Kathirikai Masala - Brinjal Masala Recipe 

Brinjal / eggplant - 2 cups, cubed
Shallots / small onions - about 12 to 15
Green chillies - 3-4
Tomato - 1 small, chopped
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Cumin / jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander / malli powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp powdered
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

How to Make Kathirikai Masala

1. Cook the brinjal in very little water until soft. Drain and set aside.

2. Grind the shallots, coconut and green chillies to a paste.

3. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard seeds. Add the urad dal next and fry till golden brown.

4. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a minute until soft. Then add the cumin and coriander powders and fry for another minute.

5. Now add the ground paste and cooked brinjal. Continue to fry for 3-4 mins until the raw smells disappears.

6 Add salt and jaggery, mix well and continue to fry for another minute. Remove.Goes well with steamed white rice and any gravy, or even rotis.

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