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April 17, 2009


My mom calls this sambhar as khichidi .  So I've mentioned the same name.. This is  favorite sambhar..My mom makes especially for me when i visit her place.

I basically love brinjals and my husband is just the reverse.Last week i got some fresh brinjals from my uncle’s garden.I made this khichidi for me and tomato sambhar for my husband..

It came out exactly like my mom’s preparation..I felt like eating from my mom’s hand:)

brinjal kchidi

Here comes the recipe,


  • Brinjal  - 4 nos ( medium size) (Finely chopped )
  • Green chilly –1- 2 nos ( slit cut )
  • Tamarind – 2 – 3 seeds ( soak in water )
  • Small onions – 10 nos ( finely chopped )
  • Hing / Asafetida – 2 pinches

To season:

  • Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1/4 tsp 
  • Oil - tbsp

To garnish:

  • Coriander leaves – little ( must add )


  • Heat a kadai with very little oil and saute the green chillies.
  • Add the sautéed chillies to the finely chopped brinjals with required water and pressure cook it for 1-2 whistles till brinjal turns mushy.
  • Once it is done, mash it further with a ladle.It looks like a paste with brinjal pieces here and there.
  • Now extract the juice from tamarind and add it to the above brinjal mixture.
  • Season with all the items given under “ to season “ section. Add small onions and saute well.Add the brinjal mixture to it and let it boil  for 5 mins by adding hing , salt & required water.Onions get cooked nicely.Now remove from the flame by garnishing with coriander leaves.

Delectable brinjal khichidi is ready to eat with idly with sesame oil on top!! It tastes out of the world !!

Note : Please don’t forget to add the Hing 2 times and coriander leaves for garnishing.They are most important for this side dish.

 brinjal kichidi with idly

This khichidi is on its way to WYF – Side dish event by our dear blogger EC.




    Brinjal is sweet, sharp, hot, cures fever excessive humor of phlegm and flatulation. It is an appetizer, increases virility and is light.Brinjals of small size is very delicate and it cures excessive phlegm and bile in the body.


    Eating brinjals roasted on fire after putting some salt into it cures excessive phlegm and wind humor of the body.

    Soup made up of brinjal and tomato increases the appetite and helps in digestion.

    Eating soft brinjal after baking it on fire and with raw sugar on empty stomach in the morning, cures the enlarged spleen due to malaria.

    Taking soft and baked brinjal with honey in the evening leering sound sleep. Using it for some days cures insomnia.

    The use of brinjal destroys the stones in its initial stage.

    If brinjal is taken in its mashed form or as soup with asafetida OR garlic, it cures flatulation.

    Note :
    Brinjal is not beneficial for person having excessive bile humor and one who has acidity problem. Pregnant woman should avoid its use.


  1. I too hav a similar one in my archive,but this is still simpler version,i will try next time!!

    I think most of the guys hate brinjals;D

  2. Simple recipe and sounds delicious, love anything with Brinjals! )

  3. Hi Chitra,
    LOL...for the name and ur explanation...actually I hopped and skipped and long jumped here to see the brinjal khichdi ;)but nevertheless...I found this easy wonderful recipe passed on to u by ur mom :)good one again chitra.Appreciate u for the details u give in each of ur posts.

  4. yea yum yum and you made them so well now I am craving for brinjal...

  5. Delicious dish Chitra, simple and easy with a few ingredients, thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)

  6. Looks good...Pls do mail me the details..

  7. recipe sounds simple..looks good

  8. First time here. Thanks for the hint to cure flatulation.

  9. No wonder that u make the dish again and again. Its a nice recipe , new to me yet. But will try it soon. Eager to taste it:)

  10. My mom calls a lot of her dishes khichdi too:)...ur version sounds great

  11. Simple, yummy and healthy...we also love brinjals :)

  12. never ate brinjal with idlis. Must be tasting delicious. Nice recipe.

  13. never had such a side for idlis..must be tasty!! :)

  14. Wow..I expected to see atleast coconut paste in this..But this is so unique n yum..flavor of brinjals only..:)

  15. Thnaku all friends for ur wonderful comments;)

  16. I wasn't sure how this would be served but your last photo makes it clear - and it looks delicious!

  17. Your site has so many interesting ideas for us! Thanks for popping in on us recently. We will always watch for your posts. best from Santa Barbara. s

  18. Hi chitra, i have passed on a tag and two awards to you.check out my post.

  19. This is new to me...looks simple and delicious...

  20. Thanku stockwell kalpana, phanitha and kolors of life;)

  21. I have tasted this at my friends place....but never tried it.. good one!! will give it a try!

  22. my daughter tried her first Idly today!!

  23. Hey Chitra there is an award waiting for you in my blog please collect it.

  24. Thanks for the pictures are superb. So long and do not forget you are welcome anytime on

  25. lovely post.....will definetly try it & let u know

  26. This is new to me,looks nice.

  27. Very new recipe and looks tasty!

  28. Hi Chitra,
    Pls. collect the award from my blog :) I'll be gald if u will :)

  29. Hey chittu, already ur tomato-brinjal sambar has become a routine at home nowadays..My hubby has become a g8 fan of it now..Ippo, you have posted another wonderful and useful one...Surely i will try..Tx ma.

    1. Thanks dear, do try this one. u'll like it for sure :)

  30. thanku suparna, sri and anu;)

  31. Simple & interesting. Sounds new options for idli & dosa.


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