Brinjals – 400 gms

Dry Red Chillies – 5-6

Coriander Seeds – 2 tbsp

Chana Dal – 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp

Urad Dal – 1 tbsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Oil – 5-6 tbsp

Salt to taste


In a kadai, heat oil and once hot add the dry red chillies, coriander seeds and chana dal and saute for a few minutes till the chana dal becomes golden.  Allow it to cool and once cool, grind into a coarse powder and keep it aside.

In the same kadai, add some more oil and once hot add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and saute for a couple of minutes.

Now add the Brinjals and saute for a 8-10 minutes closing the lid till the brinjals are cooked well.

Now add salt and the (chilli, corainder seeds, chana dal mix) powder and mix well.  Saute for a couple of minutes till the brinjals are roasted well.

Yummy Kathrikai (Brinjals) Idicha Kari is now ready !!