Special kathirikka Mezhukkupuratti


A yummy side dish that even non-eggplant lovers could enjoy.


  1. Brinjal – 4 cups, cut into small pieces
  2. Red chilly powder – 3/4 tsp.
  3. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  4. Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste
  5. Onion – 1 medium
  6. Coconut oil – 2 tbsps + 1 tbsp
  7. Greenchilly – 1 number, chopped


  1. Sprinkle salt generously over the brinjal pieces & keep them aside for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, squeeze out water thoroughly from the brinjal pieces & wash them well. Soak in water for 30 minutes. Take the brinjal pieces from the water & squeeze them well again.
  2. Marinate the brinjal pieces with 1/2 tsp of salt, red chilly powder & turmeric powder.
  3. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a broad frying pan. Put the brinjal pieces in oil & fry till both sides are nicely coloured on medium heat. This will take about 10 minutes. Take the fried brinjal from the oil & drain them on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in another pan & saute’ onion & greenchilly till the onion turns golden brown in colour.
  5. Add the brinjal pieces & toss to mix well.
  6. Serve hot with rice or serve this as a naadan appetiser.
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