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Friday, October 30, 2015

This ennai kathirikkai fry is an easy no onion no garlic recipe, which is different from the usual kathirikkai poriyal or kathirikkai curry I make with garlic in onion tomato base. I tried this recently after my co sis told that she tried fromRadhika’s blog.I liked it a lot and had it with sambar and rasam rice. Great with curd rice as well. I am so  happy that I found another brinjal recipe. Will make this often for myself. I tried the way we another brinjal kuzhambu, but you can omit the ingredient as the original recipe doesn’t call for those. I added it for extra spiciness and flavour.

Ennai kathirikkai fry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins     Serves: 4


Brinjal – 10

Salt – As needed

To dry roast and powder

Red chilli – 3

Chana dal – 1 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Black pepper (Optional) – 1/2 tsp

Grated coconut (optional) – 2 tbsp

To temper

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard – 3/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Cut brinjals lengthwise and keep it immersed in water until use. In a kadai, dry roast red chilli, chana dal, urad dal, black pepper (if adding) well until the dal turns golden.
  2. 1-roast
  3. Add coconut to this and fry for few seconds. Cool down and transfer to a mixer/ blender.
  4. 2-roasted
  5. Powder finely, keep aside. In a kadai, add oil, temper with mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  6. 3-powder
  7. Add cut brinjals, salt and cook in oil itself in medium or low flame.
  8. 4-cook
  9. Once it’s 3/4th done, add powdered spices and mix. Fry until the brinjal gets cooked and spices gets coated to the brinjal.
  10. 5-ready


    • Depending on the size of brinjal, cut it into 4 or 6, lengthwise.
    • Do not over cook the brinjals.
    • Add more oil if needed while cooking brinjals.

Serve with rasam or sambar or curd rice. An easy no onion no garlic ennai kathirikkai curry.

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  1. very tempting loved the lighting of the clicks

  2. Actually this is podi potta kathrikaai...i believe ennai katrikaai will be in gravy form..but anyway i will use this recipe for podi potta kathrikaai..thanks:)

  3. It's not a yennai katharikkai. This is podi katharikkai. No need to add pepper.

  4. Yeah this is podi kathirikkai
    In our version, we first roast coriander seeds, sesame seeds, groundnuts, red chillies , asafoetida. We add to it semi boiled crunchy brinjals.
    Microwaving brinjals may yield better results for crunchier version.

    1. Hi,

      Your recipe sounds nteresting.. can you please elaborate it please

  5. This is Podi kathirikkai. Ennai kaththirikai can be made from same powder and same brinjals, by simply stuffing the powder in slit brinjals...

  6. Tried this recipe during the weekend and it was awesome! Thanks Rak.

  7. Can we make this recipe with lady fingers? Any tips for that?

    1. May be you just have to fry the ladies finger in little sesame oil to get rid of slime and then proceed with the recipe .

  8. There is no mention of salt anywhere in the whole of the recipe. Please incorporate.

  9. No need to cover the brijal ?


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