Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kathrikai Thogaiyal / Brinjal Chutney

Apply a little oil over the big brinjal and directly roast over the fire

In a kadai put lottle oil and roast the urad dal and dry red chillies

The Kathrikai Thogaiyal /Brinjal chutney
Brinjal - 1 Big
Urad dal - 1 Tblsp
Dry red chillies - 5-6
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Salt as required
Take a big Brinjal and apply little oil over it and directly roast on the fire.
Roast the brinjal till the skin shrinks all over and a nice smoke smell comes.
You can catch the end stalk of the brinjal and turn it over.
After it gets roasted nicely, remove from fire and keep it on a plate.
When the brinjal cools down just remove the burnt skin fully.
Now remove the pulp and mash it nicely with your hand.
Take a kadai pour 1 tsp oil and roast the urad dal and dry red chillies.
Take a small grinder and put the roasted dal red chillies,hing and tamarind and salt and grind little coarsely.( you can add one drop of water ) let it not be ground very nicely.
Now add this ground items and mix with the brinjal pulp nicely with your hand.
You should not grind the pulp.
After the dal mixture is mixed with the pulp nicely you can get a nice smokey taste and smell too.
The Kathrikai thogaiyal /Brinjal chutney is ready to be had with plain rice and a little sesame oil poured on to it
You can have this thogaiyal rice with roasted applam and some pachadi also (raitha)


  1. Love this chutney..yummyyy tangy :))

  2. My hubby loves eggplant n he will surely like this chutney..thanks for sharing :)

    US Masala

  3. U tempted me...Love this very mom used to do this same way..missing her & her cooking very much..

  4. thogayal looks so delicious.

  5. eggplant thogayal looks delicious Indu.

  6. Thogayal looks so inviting. Very easy to prepare as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Yummy eggplant chutney,love it.

  8. Looks tempting I can smell the aroma here.

  9. Simple yet relishable thogaiyal...just bliss with milagu rasam and sutta applam.

  10. Very nice chutney...we do it...but a bit different...urad dal is not used...


  11. Hi,
    First time here...
    That sounds delicious!

  12. Hey Kitchen Queen, visiting ur space for the 1st time.

    Nice blog.

  13. Brinjal Chutney looking yum and mouth watering.