Ennai kathrikai Fry (Brinjal/Eggplant fry)

Ennai kathrikai Fry is authentic South Indian side dish which is prepared with Eggplant/Brinjal, roasted powder of coconut,channa dal,urad dal,pepper to give wonderful flavor without using onion or garlic in this recipe.This Ennai kathrikai Fry recipe takes only 20 mins to cook and tastes soo yummy !!! My mom always serves this with curd rice or Bisibellabath ♥  ♥. You can also serve with Sambar or Rasam sadham or Roti/chapati . Check out brinjal/Eggplant recipes too Brinjal/Eggplant Sambar , Baigan ka Salan/Brinjal Curry ,Ennai kathrikai Kuzhambu

Ennai kathirikai Fry

Serves : 3  Cook Time : 20 Mins 


  • Brinjal/Eggplant – 3 medium

To Grind:

  • Red chili-3 or Red chili powder-1 tbsp (adjust based on spice level)
  • Pepper-2 tsp
  • Channa dal-2 tsp
  • Urad dal-2 tsp
  • Coconut-1/4 cup

To Temper :

  • Sesame Oil-2 tbsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Asafeotida/hing-pinch
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Ennai kathirikai Fry

Ennai kathrikai Fry Recipe:

  • Clean the Brinjal/Eggplant well in water and cut into desired shapes,then soak it in water to avoid the color change or else it turns to brown in color.
  • Dry roast the ingredients mentioned under section ‘to Grind’ for about 3-4 mins.Once cooled grind to fine powder.

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  • Heat Pan with oil ,cumin, mustard seeds,asafeotida and saute till mustard splutter.
  • Add the chopped brinjal/eggplant and cook with lid on for about 5-6 mins in medium flame.


  • Open the lid and then add the grinded powder,salt.Mix it well together and cook for about 15 mins until it gets soft.make sure to stir it often.

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