Brinjal Masala/Kathirikai Masala

Brinjal/Kathirikai Masala, yes this is a very good side dish for either rice or chapathi. Brinjal I think for many it may not be a favourite vegetable. But I can assure you this masala recipe will make you like brinjal. This masala recipe is adapted from Malaysia. One can see this preparation in all the wedding lunch or any other function. Its more sweet than this version. But as a spice lover I like it a bit spicy. This masala is a bit sweet, tangy and spicy. This is the specialty of this recipe.

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Ok lets get to the recipe.

Cuisine: Indian(South) | Category:  Side Dishes for Chapathi/Side Dishes for Rice | Prep time: 10 to 15 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves:  2 to 3 

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Ingredients

  • Brinjal/Kathirikai – 4 long brinjal variety (chopped lengthwise as shown)
  • Onion – 1 big sized (chopped as shown)
  • Tomato – 2 big sized (chopped as shown)
  • Sambar powder – 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. (reduce or increase accordingly)
  • Tamarind paste – 1 1/2 tsp. (reduce or increase accordingly)
  • Jaggery – 1 1/2 tsp. (reduce or increase accordingly)
  • Salt as needed.

To Temper

  • Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Fennel/Sombu – 1/2 tsp.
  • Urad dal/Ulunthu – 1 tsp.
  • Cinnamon/Pattai – 1/4 ” piece.
  • Curry Leaves – few leaves

METHOD

  • Chop the brinjal/Kathirikai, onion and tomatoes.
  • Get all your ingredients ready.
  • Take oil in a pan and temper Cinnamon, fennel/sombu and urad dal/ulunthu.
  • Add curry leaves and allow them to splutter.
  • Now add onion and saute until they become translucent.
  • After that add the cut brinjal.
  • Add salt along with it and mix everything well. Allow the brinjal to get cooked.
  • After that add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook until the tomatoes become mushy.
  • Now add sambar powder & tamarind paste.
  • Mix well and cover and cook until tender.
  • After everything gets cooked add the jaggery and give it a stir. After a minute switch the stove off.
  • Now the masala is ready to be served with Rice/Roti.

NOTE: Add some water in a bowl and immerse the chopped pieces of brinjal in it. This helps discoloration of the brinjals.

Adding more oil will make the dish delicious. As the brinjal has to cook in the oil and no need of any water.

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Take all your ingredients.
Take all your ingredients. Take a piece of cinnamon.
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Chop the brinjal as shown and put them in water.
Add oil in a pan and add cinnamon.
Add oil in a pan and add cinnamon.
Add fennel and urad dal and temper.
Temper fennel and urad dal.
Add a spring of curry leaves.
Add a spring of curry leaves.
Add onion.
Add onion & saute until translucent.
Now drain the cut brinjal and add them.
Now drain the cut brinjal and add them. These brinjals have big seeds, the ones without them are more delicious.
Add salt.
Add salt and stir.
Allow the brinjals to cook well.
Allow the brinjals to cook well.
Now add the chopped tomatoes.
Now add the chopped tomatoes.
After the tomatoes become mushy add Sambar powder & tamarind paste.
After the tomatoes become mushy add Sambar powder & tamarind paste.
After the masala gets ready add little jaggery and mix everything together.
After the masala gets ready add little jaggery and mix everything together.
After a min. switch off the flame and serve it with rice.
After a min. switch off the flame and serve it with rice.
All ready to be served.
All ready to be served.

Serve the Brinjal/Kathirikai Masala with Rice or Roti . Do leave your comments if you liked it.

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3 thoughts on “Brinjal Masala/Kathirikai Masala

  1. Hi…I tried this recipe today and it’s amazing…😋😋😋 A little bit of sourness and sweetness ..was just yumm..do share you email ( If possible) I wanto send you the pic..m soo excited to share it with you..Thanks a ton for posting such amazing easy to do recipes..keep sharing…il keep trying. .😀

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