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Kathirikkai Poondu Varuval

Kathirikkai poondu varuval
Here comes a flavorsome poriyal with Kathirikkai (Brinjal). Brinjal is cooked along with small onions, tomato and freshly roasted & ground spices powder. The recipe follows..

kathirikkai poondu varuval

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


Brinjal                    - 250 gm
Garlic pods             - 4
Small Onion           - 4 to 6
Tomato                   - 1 (small)
Salt                          - As required
Turmeric Powder    - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds         - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                  - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves           - few
Oil                            - 2 tbsp

To Dry Roast And Powder:

Dry Red Chili        - 3
Coriander Seeds     - 1/4 tsp (Malli)
Cumin Seeds          - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Fennel Seeds          - 1/4 tsp (Sombu/Perun Seeragam)
Black Pepper          - 6 to 8 (Milagu)
Curry Leaves          - few


  • Chop Brinjal into vertical slices. Chop small onion, garlic and tomato finely. Dry roast and powder everything under ' To Dry Roast And Powder'.
  • Heat oil in a pan,. Add mustard seeds and Urad dal. When they splutter add chopped small onions, garlic and curry leaves.
  • After the onions turn translucent add chopped tomatoes. Cook until both onions and tomatoes are cooked well together and then add chopped brinjal,
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and ground powder. Mix everything well.  Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the curry in medium flame.
  • Keep on stirring in between and switch off the flame after brinjal is cooked well.
  • Enjoy your kathirikkai poondu varuval with hot steaming rice and Kuzhambu of your choice.