Brinjal Chutney Recipe / Kathirikkai Chutney

Brinjal Chutney Recipe is a flavourful and tasty condiment made from brinjal. If are a brinjal lover like me. then you will surely love this brinjal chutney a lot. You can use small brinjal or larger ones to make this chutney and for spicy taste, use either red chilly or green chilly. This brinjal chutney recipe is a perfect side dish for idly and dosa. Try kathirikkai chutney (thogayal) for idly and let me know how it turned out.

chutney with brinjal


  • 12 Small Brinjals (violet)
  • 2 Tbsp of Urad Dal
  • 3 Red Chilies
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Small grape size of Tamarind
  • 1/4 Tsp of Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry Leaves

To Temper

  • 2 Tsp of Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard
  • Few Curry Leaves


  • Chop the brinjals to small pieces.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add all the ingredients one by one except brinjals and salt, fry it until it changes colour. Transfer it to a plate.
  • In the same pan, add oil, add chopped brinjals, fry it until turns soft. Transfer it to the same plate. Let it cool down for 10 mins and grind everything in a mixie.
  • Heat a pan with oil, when it is hot, add mustard and curry leaves, after it splutters. Transfer this tempering to chutney. Mix well.
  • Yummy brinjal chutney is ready to serve for dosa or idly.


  • Always cut brinjals before you fry in oil.
  • Adjust the number of red chilly according to your taste.
  • You can use any variety of brinjal.
  • Use green chilly in place of red chillies for spicy taste.
  • You can also grill the brinjal in oven or stove top and make chutney

kathirikkai chutney

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