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Brinjal Podi Curry
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Katharikai Podi Curry | Brinjal Podi Curry

Brinjal Podi Curry is a yummy lunch side dish. Brinjal is cooked along with a special roasted and ground masala spice mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Brinjal – 10 mins small variety
  • Salt as needed

To Roast and Grind :

  • Corriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Whole Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 3
  • Hing a pinch
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp

To Temper :

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves a spring


  • Dry roast the ingredients mentioned under the “To Roast and Grind” section until a nice aroma comes and they turn golden brown.
  • Once done allow them to cool down completely and grind them to form a coarse powder and set it aside.
  • Once the powder is ready. Wash the brinjals and chop them into small cubes.
  • Heat a kadai add in oil once it heats up add in the curry leaves and start cooking.
  • Next add in the chopped brinjals along with the required salt and continue cooking until the brinjals are 90% cooked.
  • Finally add in the prepared powder and cook till the brinjals are fully done. Tasty Brinjal Podi Curry is now ready.


· Tastes best with Sambar and Steamed Rice.
· You can also grind the podi to a fine powder and use it.
· Any variety of brinjal can be used for this recipe
Keyword Brinjal Podi Curry, Katharikai Podi Curry
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