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Stuffed Brinjal

 Published 2010-Mar-18   Updated 2017-Mar-28

- Submitted by Anu

(Ennai Kathrikai, Brinjal Chops, Kathirikai Chops, Stuffed Eggplant Fry)

Recipe For Stuffed Brinjal


  • Brinjal - 4
  • Oil - 4 tblsp
  • Curry Leaves - few

For stuffing (*)

  • Channa Dal - 1 tblsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tblsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Corriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Shakthi Curry Masala - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Coconut - 3 tblsp

NOTE: (*)If you need more masala, just double the quantity of all the ingredients.


  1. Make a slit in the brinjals. The slits should be made on the side opposite to the stem. It should be deep enough to hold the stuffing but at the same time the brinjal should hold its shape.
  2. Dry roast the channa dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and coconut for about 5-8 minutes till a nice aroma comes and everything has been roasted.
  3. Make a powder of the above ingredients along with salt, curry masala, coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder. If it is difficult to make a powder, just add a little water and grind it to a paste.
  4. Stuff the brinjals with the powder/paste.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add some chopped curry leaves. Gently place the stuffed brinjals in the hot oil.
  6. Add any leftover stuffing to the pan too. Cover and cook on medium heat.
  7. Keep turning every now and then so that all sides are evenly cooked.
  8. Cook for about 10- 15 minutes till the brinjals are nicely cooked and the oil oozes from the masala.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve this with white rice, chappatti, biriyani or pulaos.


Stuffed Brinjal Preparation Step

Slit the brinjals

Stuffed Brinjal Preparation Step

Stuff the filling

Stuffed Brinjal Preparation Step

Fry the stuffed brinjal along with the remaining masala

Stuffed Brinjal Preparation Step

Yummy Brinjal Chops is ready to be served

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Comment by vini siva on 31 March 2010 11:42AM
    the recepie looks really great and easy to prepare... will sure try this recepie and thanks for posting such a wonderful recepie....
Reply :-
    Thanks Vini!!!

Comment by Roshi Gupta on 31 March 2010 07:13AM
        Looks interesting with a new filling, will try soon

Reply :-
    Do try. It tastes very yummy!!!

Comment by Meher Mirza on 31 March 2010 03:19AM
    Thanx for all ur receipes they r so easy to follow and this Stuffed Brinjals my family relished it. I like the way u show it as slide show it becomes easy to follow.
Reply :-
    You are welcome Meher. 

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-03-28.