Brinjal chutney/ Kathirikai pachadi

 This is most famously made as an accompaniment for biryani.

2 small brinjals
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric
1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt and sugar - as per taste
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsps coriander leaves/ mint leaves

to mix together:
1/4 cup tamarind extract (from tamarind from less than a lime size ball)
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp tomato puree

  • cut the brinjals into wedges and slightly mix with a bit of salt. deep fry them till slightly browned. Drain them on a kitchen towel. keep aside

  • mix the ingredients under 'to mix together' and keep aside
  • In a wok, heat some oil. add the mustard seeds. After they start popping, add the peppercorns.
  • Add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Add the ginger garlic paste. Add the tomatoes.
  • Add the chilli powder and turmeric
  • Add the tamarind mixture and salt. let it boil.
  • simmer and add the fried brinjals
  • Add the sugar and coconut milk and sugar.
  • when you get the desired consistency throw in the coriander and mint leaves. 
  • simmer for a minute and switch off the flame.
  • adjust the tamarind and sugar according to your taste. 


Familycook said...

I never knew biryani can be served with brinjal chutney. This sounds like a great recipe to make and serve. Thanks for sharing!

Rafeeda AR said...

this is quite new to me... interesting...

Sona - QP / PQ said...

yummy chutney. love to have it as a side.

Sireesha Puppala said...

I too made brinjal chutney yesterday looks tempting :)

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

My fave and can eat loads of such delicious chutney with loads of rice.

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Julie said...

looks healthy& delicious!!

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent pachadi, feel like having some with rice.

Shella said...

Lovely colour and yummy dish

divya said...

awesome...just love this recipe

Hema said...

Looks delicious, would love to try some..

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