Brinjal Pirattal

Brinjal pirattal is a South Indian dish made with brinjals (eggplants). It is a dry stir-fry dish that is usually spicy and flavorful. This curry is made with brinjal marinated with besan and other spices and stir-fried. Serve hot as a side dish with rice or roti.

Brinjal Pirattal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Learn how to make Brinjal Pirattal, a delicious Tamil stir fry curry made with brinjal, besan, and spices. Perfect with chapati or rice dishes.


  • Brinjal (medium size) – 4 to 5 Nos

  • Besan Flour – ¼ cup

  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander Powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Oil – 3 tablespoons

  • Aniseeds (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon

  • Red Chillies – 2

  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cut the brinjals into bite-sized pieces and soak them in water to prevent discoloration.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine besan flour, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and finely chopped curry leaves. Drain the brinjal pieces from the water and add them to the besan mixture. Toss to coat evenly. If needed, sprinkle one or two tablespoons of water to help the coating adhere, then set aside.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add aniseeds (sombu) and fry briefly, for about a second. Add curry leaves, whole red chillies, and green chillies (slit into two or three pieces), frying for another quick second.
  • Add the coated brinjal pieces to the pan and stir well to mix. Cover with a lid and cook on a low flame, stirring occasionally, until the brinjal is fully cooked.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves before serving.

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  • This is no onion curry. If you want, you can add one onion chopped finely in the seasoning.


  1. jayashree

    Sounds interesting..

  2. Hi Kamala, I tried Brinjal Pirattal today for lunch, came out well and tasty, it is a good side dish for sambar rice/curd rice.

  3. Easy recipe and well worth trying. Thanks Kamala.

  4. wow thats yumme

  5. Bina Ramesh

    every dish looks yummy………………….thanks a ton.will try and post feed back………… sure it will turn yummy…….

  6. This sounds like a tasty dish.. I will try it right away. Thank you Kamala for sharing such simple yet tasty recipes with us!! 🙂

  7. I tried this dish… It is very tasty…

  8. Vijayalakshmi

    Thanks kamala for such an interesting and tasty recipe . loved it a lot .

  9. Padmini Srivastava

    Very nice

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