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Kathirikkai Thokku - How To Make Brinjal Thokku Recipe

Simple and easy side dish made with brinjal and garlic that's is served along with rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Radhika


  • Brinjal - 1/4 kgs
  • Garlic pods - 10 to 15
  • Curry leaves. - 1 sprig
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Vengaya Kari vadagam - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 3 tsp


  • Slit the brinjals into half lengthwise and further cut each half into pieces. Immerse in water to prevent discolouring.
  • Pressure cook chopped brinjals in 1/4 cup water and tip the contents in a colander for the excess water to drain completely. Keep aside.
  • Peel and crush the garlic pods slightly with a pestle or chop finely.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add vengaya Kari vadagam and let it splutter, then add urad dal, curry leaves and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add crushed garlic and cook for 1-2 mins over low flame.
  • Add Sambar powder and mix well.
  • Mash the brinjal slightly and add it to the pan.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Cook for 1-2 mins over low flame.
  • Serve mixed with hot rice or as a side dish to sambar or rasam sadam.