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 – 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.
Hi, can you help me understand how you cook the urdad dal? First, urdad dal means black beans, correct? Second, do you cook the beans before you roast them, or do you roast them dry? Do you use split and skinned beans or the whole black bean? What is the consistency of the beans when cooked? Can you substitute with other beans? BTW, I’m a fan of your recipes. They always turn out great. I’m really craving eggplant and trying to find the best recipe. Thanks!
Hi there, we use split skinned urad dal for this and you can use them as ism no need to soak or roast. You can omit them if you don’t have any but no other substitutions for this recipe. hope this helps!
I am not a huge fan of brinjal, this looks yummy. I wiylkd try them with roties
very interesting recipe! thanks for posting, like to find new ways of making brinjal…
‘Tis is a simple and easy dish Nags, exactly the kind I’m looking for these days. I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen! 😀 Good one!
Hi, love the recipe, my son would love it. One thing ,I think, we have to grind green chillies with coconut and shallots, not green onions, right?
Sp – Yes, green chillies! Sorry about that, correction made.
looks great nags – the whole thing is shouting my name!
Looks yummy …