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Ennai Kathirikkai (Eggplant Chops)

 Published 2013-Feb-24   Updated 2014-Jan-21

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Brinjal Chops, Muslim brinjal curry, Kathirikkai gotsu)

Recipe For Ennai Kathirikkai


  • Brinjal (small tender ones) - 6-8 (sliced)
  • Tamarind - Lemon size (soak in water)
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

To Roast And Powder

  • Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 1 tbsp

To Season

  • Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed black peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 springs
  • Asafoetida - a pinch


  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds and peanuts separately. You can also buy it roasted to make life a little easier.
  2. Make a powder of the same and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp of sesame oil in a kadai. Splutter the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the peppercorns, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  4. Add the sliced brinjal pieces and saute in the oil till it gets cooked and tender.
  5. Add the tamarind pulp, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and the sesame-peanut powder.
  6. Cook till oil separates from the gravy. This takes about 15-20 minutes
  7. Add 1 tbsp of fresh sesame oil and 1 spring of curry leaves and switch off.

Serving Suggestion

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
hi Dahlia

yesterday night i made this but little change in the ingredients as per our choice. oil - olive, instead of tamarind, i used dry mango powder. it was really really tasty enjoyed with chapati. shall send you the photograph on sat/sunday.
Person   ()
great!!! u can skip the tamarind all together... thats another great dish...
Person   ()
by reading itself, i can make out the taste of it. unfortunately, none of my family members wants to eat this veg. i have to prepare only for myself, my servant and neighbours. never mind shall enjoy it on next saturday or may be before that?
Person   ()
i love this vegetable... but my daughter hates it.. :-(

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