Brinjal Pirattal | Kathirikai Pirattal | Brinjal Fry

Brinjal Fry

A very crispy and tasty brinjal fry that goes well with curd rice, sambar and rasam. You will just love it.

Preparation Time. 10 minutes
Cooking Time.
15 minutes
2 persons
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Recipe Category. Side dish
Recipe Reference. Chef Dhamu


Brinjal (kathirikai) – 3 to 4 nos.
Chopped onion – 1 no.
Besan flour (kadalai mavu) – 2 handful
Chilli powder (milaga thool) – 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder (daniya thool) – 1.5 teaspoons
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves (karuvepillai) – 1 sprig
Fennel seeds (sombu) – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies (kanja molaga) – 1 no.
Green chillies (pacha molaga) – 3 to 4 nos.
Salt – as desired
Oil – 3 tablespoons
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Cut brinjal into medium pieces. In a mixing bowl, put besan flour (kadalai mavu), coriander powder (daniya thool), chilli powder (milaga thool), turmeric powder (manjal thool), curry leaves and salt. Mix well. Add brinjal pieces, sprinkle water and mix well again.

2.  In a pan, heat oil. Add fennel seeds (sombu), red chilli (kanja molaga), curry leaves (karuvepillai), onion, and green chillies. When onion turns light brown, add the brinjal pieces. Sim the flame and fry well.

3. At one stage, brinjal will turn crispy. At this stage, add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Now, Brinjal Pirattal is ready!

Serve. Curd/Yogurt rice, Sambar and Rasam.

Brinjal Pirattal goes well with the following recipes:
Cauliflower and Carrot Kootu, Cucumber Kootu, Dal Tadka, Spring Onion Moong Dal, Cucumber Moru Kootu, Murungakai Poricha Kuzhambu,Apple Rasam, Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam), Pineapple Rasam, Capsicum Sambar

Other Brinjal recipes are:
Brinjal Pepper Masala, Brinjal Rajma Masala


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