How to make Katrika Poriyal -

South Indian brinjal dry curry

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Brinjals (बैंगन), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Katrika Poriyal

Katrika Poriyal Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Katrika Poriyal Recipe

  • Brinjals 225 grams

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chilli 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and cut brinjals into one inch sized cubes. Peel, wash and chop onion. Remove stems, wash, slit, de-seed and chop green chilli. Clean, wash and coarsely chop coriander leaves.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan, add the chopped onion and sauté till soft. Continue frying and add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Then add the cubed brinjals, salt, half the coriander leaves and green chilli. Stir for about five minutes. Add four tablespoons of water, cover the pan and cook until the brinjals are soft and cooked.

Step 4

Serve garnished with the remaining coriander leaves.

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