Monday, January 6, 2014

Brinjal/kathrikai thokku/Chutney

Idlis are a daily fare here especially because my LM loves them but she has them only with podi nothing else.Wonder when that will change.But we loved this chutney its a good combination to go with chapathis and idlis or dosas rather than the usual coconut chutneys and sambars.

I make this whenever i have brinjals in stock which is always.They seem to the freshest vegetables around so i have them around also they are so versatile you can make curries, fries, bhajjias or even chutneys now!

You need

Brinjals any kind 2 medium
Onion 2 medium
TOmato 2 medium
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli 1 small
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds let them pop, add curry leaves and onions.
  • Add brinjals as soon as the onions turn soft.
  • Once the brinjals have softened add the tomatoes,
  • Now add the chilli powder and salt with turmeric powder.
  • Fry well until all mashed well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves.Turn off the heat.
  • Brinjal chutney is ready.

Serve brinjal thokku/chutney with spongy soft idlis.

Sending this to Healthy veg recipes and to Priyas place and Dish it out- Light dinners


  1. the chutney looks delicious princy... yum...

  2. lovely healthy thokku.

    On-going event: Healthy vegetarian side dishes.

  3. the chutney looks super yumm.... I would try it soon.

  4. very very flavorful and yummy brinjal chutney !!

  5. The chutney looks so refreshing and yummy. Thanks so much for linking to my event.Looking for more..

  6. When I first had the brinjal chutney, I was very surprised that brinjal could be turned into a chutney. A Tamilian friend of mine introduced me to it. Surprisingly I found it delicious since I am not too fond of brinjals. Would love to try your version.

    1. Its like a sabji than chutney but goes well with chapathis and idlis or dosas!you must try it let me know if you liked it.


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