Brinjal Kootu


  • Brinjal – 4 to 5 Nos
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon
  • Jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Cook both green gram and bengal gram dhal together till it is soft.
  2. Cut the brinjal into small size pieces and put it in a thick bottomed vessel. Pour water just to cover the vegetable. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook on medium flame till the brinjal is soft.
  3. Meantime, grind coconut gratings, green chillies and jeera together to a coarse paste.
  4. When the brinjal is cooked well, add the cooked dhal and the coconut paste and mix well. Allow to boil for few minutes.
  5. Season it with mustard, onion chopped finely and curry leaves.


  1. K. Revathi

    Wonderful recipes!

  2. Hi Revathi,

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

  3. Hi Kamala ma,

    Thanks for the delicious and simple recipe. I tried ur kootu and it came out very well! I have posted the recipe in my blog too. Do visit when u get time. –

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. Sushmita Mitra

    Kamala mam
    U r amazing n so creative person. Even if I have few things in kitchen I can still make some great dish because of ur recipes. Thank u so much.

  5. Is that must to add both dal for brinjal kootu

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