Kathrikai Bhaath

Masala rice with brinjal. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Kathrikai Bhaath
Main Ingredients Baby brinjals , Rice boiled
Cuisine Karnataka
Course Rice
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kathrikai Bhaath

  • 8-10 Baby brinjals
  • 2 cups Rice boiled
  • 8 tablespoons Refined oil
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dried red chilli
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 2 teaspoons Tamarind pulp
  • Masala powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons White sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 tablespoon Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • 1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh coconut scraped


  1. Clean, wash and cut the baby brinjals vertically into four pieces. Sprinkle salt on cut brinjals and set aside for sometime.
  2. For the masala powder, heat two tablespoons oil in a non stick pan. Add the curry leaves, white sesame seeds, fennel seeds, split Bengal gram, poppy seeds, peppercorns and red chillies. Sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add the coconut and mix well. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Set aside to cool. Wash the salted brinjals. Heat the remaining oil in a non stick kadai.
  4. Add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering; add the red chilli, curry leaves, split Bengal gram, green chilli and onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida and the brinjals.
  5. Mix well and cook till brinjals are crisp. Add the tamarind pulp and mix well. Add one cup water, cover and cook on a low heat. Grind the coconut mixture coarsely.
  6. Add rice to the brinjals and mix well. Add salt and masala powder. Mix well. Add a quarter cup water, cover and cook for one to two minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3429
Carbohydrates 375.9
Protein 48
Fat 192.3
Other Fiber Fiber- 46gm