Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi | Brinjal Raita | Brinjal Recipes

kathirikkai thayir pachadi recipe

Brinjal Raita/Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi Recipe:

This Brinjal recipe, is very simple, easy and yummy recipe. Actually I am not a big fan of brinjal. I dont know why. From my childhood days I dont have a soft corner for this vegetable, though my mom used to prepare this as kathirikkai sambar or kathirikkai kuzhambu. I just eat 2 or 3 pieces and ask my mother, just to add sambar without this veggie. But me as a mother now, need to cook all sort of vegetables for the sake of the family. I got bored of doing the same recipe like sambar or kuzhambu. Long before I did Brinjal Manchurian and Brinjal Fry and both are a hit in our family. My neighbour aunty told me to try this recipe and it is really good that I tried. So lets see now how to prepare it.

Brinjal recipes

How to make Katharikkai Pachadi/ Brinjal Raita - step by step

  • Brinjal / Eggplant / Kathirikkai - 5 to 6
  • Curd/Yogurt/thayir - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil - for frying brinjal ( 2-3tsp is enough )
For seasoning
  • Mustard seeds - a pinch
  • Urud dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Curry leaves - 4 to 5
baigain raita

1. Wash the brinjal and cut in to thin slices and soak in water so that it does not change its colour.
2. In a pan, add 2 to 3 tsp oil and start frying the brinjal pieces, until they get cooked and turns light brown in colour. If you like, you can add little salt at this time.
3. Grind the coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds to a coarse paste adding little water. To this add the curd and salt and mix well. Keep it aside.
4. Now add in the fried the brinjal to the made mixture and mix it well.
5. Now in a pad, add little oil and add the mustard seeds, urud dal, red chilli and curry leaves and fry for a while. Mix this seasoning in the curd mixture.

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26 lovely comments:

Shama Nagarajan

delicious and inviting recipe


Nice one..looks yumm

Nava K

I just love brinjals, any style with them is always a joy to my taste buds. Every other curry must have this addition.

Have made a similar dish with brinjals and I can see how lovely your version is.

Divya Shivaraman

Loved your step by step sure this pachadi is a winner

Motions and Emotions

lovely dish...nice clicks...

Priya Anandakumar

Very lovely Akila, I have not made this before, thanks for sharing it. I have bookmarked it...

Kannada Cuisine

very nice presentation

Menaga Sathia

it looks so yumm,perfect side dish for biryani!!


pachadi looks super those lovely looking serving bowls...yummy

Priya Suresh

Wow, just drooling here, raita looks beautiful and seriously very interesting.


That's a new one for me.. Looks interesting :) Nice clicks btw :)


I love your step by step photos.. it totally makes it so easy to visualize. :) I love pachadi! One of my good friend's is telugu, hence why I know. :)


It sure looks delicious to me, Akila. Thank you so much for sharing and I too appreciate the step by step directions.


Love the Chips

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

This looks something new and delicious !!!

Sangeetha Nambi

Its a very new and tempting dish !

Gujarati Zaika

looks yummy...



Nilu A

Wow! I love brinjals Akila.. This is a fantastic raita dear :-)

the food dude

Thus looks delicious, great photos too! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Sangeetha Priya

what a neat stepwise presentation, love this healthy pachadi to core :-)

Vimitha Durai

Loved ur bowls.. nice pachadi

Indian Beauty Zone

very useful and nicely explained Akila :)


This recipe is new to me ,sure to try it soon :) looks delectable !

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

This looks delicious, perfect summer meal. Beautiful clicks!


I'm always on the lookout for different raitha recipes and I loved this one!! Pinning away....

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