Recipe: Kathrikaai Thogayal - Eggplant Chutney

#1 Mar 2nd, 2011, 20:24
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I have found this to be a good way to cook those big, shiny, beautiful, purple eggplants.


For Smoking:
Big Aubergine - 1
Oil - 1 tea spoon

For Masala:

Tamarind juice - 2 table spoons
Grated Coconut - 2 table spoons
Red chillies - 2 (remove stalk)
Coriander seeds - 1 tea spoon
Red gram (Toor dal) - 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves - A few
Asafoetida - A pinch
Salt - To taste

For Seasoning:

Oil - 2 teaspoons
Urad dal - 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon


1. Grease the eggplant with oil.

2. Hold it by tongs and scorch it directly on a flame for 2 minutes on each side. You can also microwave it for 2 minutes on high or use a grill. (Ensure that the insides are cooked by poking it with a knife or fork.)

3. Peel the eggplant. The peel will come off easily.

4. Mash the egg plant. Set aside to cool down.


1. Add eggplant and the masala ingredients to a food processer. Add the tamarind juice and grind to a paste (a bit coarse).

Seasoning and Sauteeing:

1. Heat 2 tea spoons of oil in a pan.
2. Splutter the mustard seeds.
3. Add urad dal and wait for it to turn a light brown. Be careful not to burn it.
4. Add the ground paste to the oil and saute for a minute. Turn off the stove.


Serve with hot ghee rice and papadums/papads. Can also be served with idlis, dosas, or rotis. This can be stored in the fridge for upto a week.

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