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Brinjal Poricha Kulambu (Egg Plant Gravy)

 Published 2014-Jun-25   Updated 2014-Jun-25

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Egg Plant Gravy in Kerala Style)

Brinjal Poricha Kuzhambu


  • Brinjal (Green or Purple) - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Toor dal (cooked) - 2-3 tbsp
  • Karamani (cooked) - 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry mango powder - 1/2 tbsp

For the masala

  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chili - 1
  • Black peppercorns - 4
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 3-4 tbsp

For the tempering

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - a pinch


  1. In a vessel cook the brinjal with salt, turmeric powder, amchur (dry mango) powder and salt.
  2. In a kadai heat oil, fry the urad dal, red chilli, black pepper and hing powder. Switch off.
  3. Add grated coconut to the above and grind smoothly.
  4. Add this masala to the brinjal and boil it.
  5. Add the cooked toor dal and cooked karamani. Bring it to boil.
  6. Temper with the items mentioned above.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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