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Brinjal Stir Fry | Kathirikai Kathirikaai Kara Curry | கத்திரிக்காய் வதக்கல்
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Brinjal Stir Fry | Kathirikai Kathirikaai Kara Curry | கத்திரிக்காய் வதக்கல்

Brinjal Stir Fry | Kathirikai Vathakal | கத்திரிக்காய் வதக்கல், very quick and easy to make Poriyal that goes well with any South Indian Main course like Sambar / Rasam / Kuzhambu or any variety rice like Lemon rice, Tomato Rice and even for Roti.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dry Curry, Poriyal
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1/2 Kg Brinjal Sliced or Chopped
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt As Needed

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • Few Curry Leaves


  • Finely chop the onions and keep it aside. Slit the brinjal into half and make semi-circle pieces and keep it ready
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urid dal, channa dal and fry till the dals turn golden brown color. Then add chopped onions along with a pinch of salt and saute them till they turn transparent
  • Then add chopped brinjals and mix well. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Add hand full of water and cover the pan with a pan and allow the brinjal to cook in low flame for 15 minutes. Give a stir frequently so that they do not get burnt. Once the brinjal is cooked completely, remove from flame
  • The delicious Brinjal Stir Fry | Kathirikaai Kara Curry is now ready to serve with rice



  1. We can dry roast coriander seeds, bengal gram and red chili and grind it to a power and add it instead of adding red chili and coriander powder
  2. We can also add sliced green chili and crushed ginger for spice instead of adding red chili powder and coriander powder


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.2g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2.9g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg