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Kathirikai (Brinjal) Pirattal

”Pirattal” in Tamil means “Stir Fry”. This Brinjal curry is served with rice. It also goes well with Chapati too.

Kathirikai (Brinjal) Pirattal

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


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This recipe known as kathirikai pirattal is made with brinjal and served with rice or Indian bread.


  • Brinjal – 4

  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • onion – one (small size)

  • Garlic Cloves – 8 (small size)

  • Ginger – a small piece

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Oil – 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bengal Gram Dal – 1 teaspoon

  • Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon

  • Seeragam (cumin) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Wash the brinjals and slice it lengthwise.
  • Chop onion, garlic, ginger, curry leaves finely.
  • In a kadai put a tablespoon of oil and add brinjal pieces.  Stir fry it on medium flame till it changes its color to light brown.  Remove and keep aside.
  • Same kadai pour the remaining oil and when it is hot add mustard.  
  • When it starts pop up, add Bengal gram dal, urad dal, cumin and asafoetida and fry till it turns golden brown.  
  • Add garlic and ginger and fry till garlic become light brown.  Add onion and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Add brinjal pieces and mix it.  
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.  Mix everything well.
  • Keep it on medium flame and stir fry till it become golden brown.
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