Thokku, a thick gravy made with tomatoes or any veggies along with spices. Any variety of thokku is a great travel friendly dish. I have already shared few thokku recipes like, Bittergourd Thokku, Tomato Thokku, Coriander Leaves thokku etc. Now, this recipe is about Brinjal Thokku (Kathirikaai Thokku). Many of us doesn't like Brinjal very much. But since this is a thokku and we are going to grind the brinjal, everyone will surely love this appetizing thokku. We can mix this thokku with hot steaming rice or we can use this thokku as an accompaniment for any Indian breads or even for Idli / Dosas. We can make this thokku and store it in air tight container with a top layer of oil and it would have a shelf life of a week.


Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe
Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings5

Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe
Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe

Ingredients:
Tamarind1 small lemon sized
Brinjal1/2 Kg
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Gingelly Oil1 teaspoon


For Grinding:
Oil1 teaspoon
Urid Dal2 teaspoon
Thur Dal2 teaspoon
Red Chillies6
Peppercorns5-6
Sesame Seeds1 teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds1/4 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Gingelly Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
Hinga Pinch
Method:

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside. 

  2. Wash and Finely chop the brinjal and soak it in water to avoid de-coloring. Heat oil in a pan. Add the grinding ingredients and saute them till the dals turn golden brown color. 

  3. Add these fried ingredients to the mixer and allow it to cool off. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped brinjal along with turmeric power and salt and saute the brinjal in oil 

  4. When the brinjals are nicely cooked and mushy, switch off the flame. When the brinjal is cooled completely, add the cooked brinjal to the mixer and grind it to a nice paste

  5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add chopped curry leaves, hing and fry for couple of seconds. To this, now, add tamarind extract along with salt and allow it to boil for 5 minutes to get rid of raw smell.

  6. When the raw smell of tamarind goes off, then add the ground Brinjal spice paste to the pan and mix well. Keep the flame in medium and allow the thokku to cook in oil for 2 minutes or till the oil gets oozes out from the thokku. 

  7. The delicious Kathirikkai Thokku is now ready to serve!!!
  8. Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe
    Kathirikkai Thokku Recipe | Brinjal Thokku Recipe

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