Masala kathirikkai

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Masala kathirikkai is prepared by adding flavorful masala to the brinjal. I learned this recipe from my friend and I loved it so much. I have tried it few times and it came out very tasty every time. Now it became one of our favorite items. It goes well with white rice and sambar, also a good combo for curd rice.

Masala kathirikkai


      • 10 to15 nos – Kathirikkai / Brinjal / Egg plant (chopped lengthwise thinly)
      • 2 nos – Onion (chopped lengthwise thinly)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder (as needed)
      • 1 tbsp – Arachuvitta sambar powder
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Masala kathirikkai

Masala kathirikkai

Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add onion saute until slightly golden brown.
  2. Now add chopped brinjal and saute for 2 mins. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and required salt, saute until raw smell goes.
  3. Sprinkle little water and cover with lid, cook for 5 to 10 mins or until brinjal is 3/4 done.
  4. Finally add arachuvitta sambar powder and continue cooking for another 5 mins. Sprinkle few fresh curry leaves on top and switch off the stove. Masala kathirikkai is ready and serve hot with white rice and sambar or any paruppu kootu.

Masala kathirikkai


  1. i love this method.. but i also add potatoes to it..

  2. perfect with that sambar on the side & some rice.

    Actually i can just have it with rice. as this looks spicy enough for me :)

  3. yummy give a bowl of curd rice with it..

  4. Very Inviting n delicious spicy curry!!!
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