Kathirikai Thengai paal Masala/Eggplant curry with Coconut milk

Being an eggplant lover like to try different eggplant/brijnal recipes.Last week when I was watching this recipe in the regional channel I was so tempted.So without any second thought I tried,it came out so delicious and flavorful.
This curry goes very well with rasam and rice or it can be mixed with steamed rice,now on to the recipe........


Small round eggplant/kathirikkai8-10(cut lengthwise)
Onion(finely chopped)2(medium s1ze)
Tomato(finely chopped)2(medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp
Red chillypowder/milagai podi2tsp
Coconut milk3/4cup
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing
Mustard seeds/kadugu3/2tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp


Heat a pan with oil and splutter the mustard seeds and cumin seeds,trown in the onion and curry leaves,saute the it till translucent.Add in ginger&garlic paste,saute it for couple of minutes.Then goes in the chopped tomatoes and cook it until mushy.

Add the spice powders and give it a mix then add the sliced egg plants and stir it well,now add the salt and sprinkle little water and cook it in a medium flame till the eggplants become tender.

At this stage add in the coconut milk and cook in a high flame for one or two minutes.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.

Serve it with rice.


  • Instead of coconut milk,regular milk can be used but the flavor will be more if coconut milk is used.
  • The amount of chilly powder given is for slightly spicier version,it can be reduced according to personal preference.


super tempting and yummy looking kathrikkai masala...so good, yumm with hot rice and papad na :) inviting pics nalini!

wow such an drool worthy curry :) looks super delicious !! and love the combo makes me super hungry dear :) wud love to have the with steamed rice !!

I love kathirikkai and this looks like a delicious way to cook and enjoy it.. Absolutely flavorful dish.. Love the clicks, Nalini..

Mmmm! these look so delicious....awesome clicks

Brinjal is my favorite ! i have tried this recipe before on my own ! this is absolutely delicious !

Delicious and colorful looking thengai paal.

I am also a brinjal fan this recipe is a keeper will sure try it. And love your beautiful clear pictures

yummy and inviting da..love brinjal

Masala looks super delicious and yummy.

yummmy one.. can imagine the flavors

My husband's fav curry .looks too good.

Wow can't resist here dear,too tempting me to try...

Mouthwatering here, kathirikkai cooked in thengai paal makes a difference, inviting dish.

delicious curry and hats off to ur clicks...

I simply love eggplants and when I discovered your space with this wonderful dish, I simply drowned into the flavors. Its so inviting and delicious.

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