Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kathrikkai Thirattal / Brinjal in a Spicy Nutty Gravy

Brinjals were always in my hate list from my school days and lasted till quite some time after my marriage. When amma added brinjals to aviyal, I would be picking them out carefully from my serving, no matter how small she cuts it. She would get frustrated at times cos the best part is that I gorge in fried brinjals and when I pick out itsy-bitsy bits of brinjal out of the aviyal, she just gets mad. After marriage, I started taking a liking to this vegetable mainly because of the huss and since then tried experimenting with this veggie. Ever since I saw this recipe, I wanted to try it out but with brinjals and the outcome was a perfect spicy side dish for dosas and chapathis. U can use this as a gravy or as a side dish, perfect both ways.

~*What U Need*~
Brinjals - 200 gms
Tomatoes(medium, pureed) - 1
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

For the masala
Oil - 1 tsp
Roasted and skinless peanuts - a handful
White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Pearl onions - 5
Onion(medium) - 1
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

How I Made it:
In a non-stick pan, saute the masala ingredients till golden brown. Grind it into a smooth paste adding water after it cools down.

In the same kadai, heat oil, add the pureed tomato paste and fry till half done. Next add the ground paste and cook on low flame. Add water if the mixture dries up. Add the cubed brinjals and mix well.

Cook till the brinjals are done (soft and mushy). Simmer till you get the required consistency. Add coriander leaves and serve.

Serve as side dish for dosas / chapathis.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Good one with katharikkai

  2. Hi Vimitha ,

    looks AAAAwesome !!!

    Perfectly done and presented Vimitha:)

    Keep on...

  3. my hubby doesn't like brinjal.. he will pick out brinjal from the curry and keep aside.. but i am totally against :) this spicy curry tempting me..

  4. yummilicious and droolworthy brinjal curry.

  5. wow....great tempting recipe with brinjal...

  6. Oh wow! This looks like such a great tasting side dish! This is new to me, but I'd really want to try it!

  7. Wow!!that sounds inviting and interesting...looks tempting.

  8. nice and flavourful brinjal masala..

  9. Slurp,super tempting thirattal,with peanuts and sesame no doubt how nutty and tasty this curry will be.

  10. wow...peanut masala brinjal sounds very yummy...haven't tried this way...looks too tempting!!
    Spicy Treats

  11. I make a similar version this masala..

  12. looks delicious, I've made Bhagarey Baingan, and it reminds me of that, also made with peanuts.

  13. Hi Vimitha,

    One request Vimitha , in my blog , you have to click cabbage curry URL. It'll go to Lavanya's recipe 's guest post. There you have to drop your comment for my guest post Vimitha . Thank you , Keep on...

  14. Lovely recipe..looks greattt..

  15. Like you I used to hate brinjals too. But started enjoying after baingan bharta....liked the addition of peanuts here...

  16. Love to have with hot rotis..perfect made Vimatha..Thanks for sharing dear...

  17. Yummy curry, I like the masala..

  18. nice masala.........good way to have brinjals!

  19. nice one.. hv not tried it.. its time to try it with my fav veggies..

  20. Love introduction to your post...'hate list' hahaha!
    The dish looks awesome to me (anything Indian - YUM!)

  21. this is so delicious that now I am feeling hungry

  22. Can imagine the flavor and taste,delicious curry

  23. delicious brinjal recipe dear!!!!loved the ingredients used for masala!!!!!

  24. Delicious flavorful preparation...yumm

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  26. I actually love brinjals... just that I don't get the purple ones here in Kerala, they always have green variety. The nutty sauce is definetly gonna take the humble brinjal curry to another level.


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