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August 19, 2014


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kathirikai rasavangi

Brinjal is my most favourite vegetable.But i am not able to make brinjal recipes often in my kitchen because Sendhil & Raksha are not fond of it.So i used to cook some interesting kathirikai recipes whenever my in-laws visit my place. This time, i tried Rasavangi recipe learning from my MIL.Usually we make Rasavangi using Ash gourd/Poosanikkai.But i tried with the freshly bought eggplant from Salem.It was too good & i loved it a lot.I am sure brinjal lovers would love this gravy for rice.Do try it !

Brinjal rasavangi recipe

Brinjal rasavangi recipe Brinjal Rasavangi Recipe / Kathirikai Rasavangi Recipe for rice - Yummy brinjal recipe !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Gravies
Serves: Serves 4-6
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes


  • Brinjal - 5 nos ( chop into bite sized cubes)
  • Chana dal/Kadalai paruppu OR Toor dal - 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Jaggery – a pinch.
To roast and grind
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1.5 tbsp
  • Grated coconut -1/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 4 nos ( use 3 for less spice)
  • Hing/Asafetida - 2 big pinches
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves – few to garnish
This quantity serves 4-5 persons. Please reduce to half for 2 persons.
  • Wash and soak chana dal in required water for 15 minutes.In the mean time,wash and chop the brinjal into small cubes & keep it immersed in water.
Brinjal Rasavangi 1
  • In a pan,heat a tsp of oil and roast the coriander seeds,urad dal & red chillies adding hing.Add grated coconut,roast it lightly and grind them to a smooth paste adding little water.Set aside.
Brinjal Rasavangi 2
  • In a wide bowl,take the soaked chana dal.Add enough water & cover cook for sometime around 10 minutes.Add tamarind extract, chopped brinjal pieces and cook till it turns soft but it should retain its shape. While cooking,add turmeric powder & salt.( U can add 1/2  tsp of sambar powder if u want more flavour) .
Brinjal Rasavangi 3
  • Now add the ground paste,a pinch of jaggery and little water.Boil for sometime and switch off the flame.Temper at the end. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Brinjal Rasavangi 4
  • Mix with plain rice adding few drops of ghee!
    Enjoy !


  • U can replace brinjal with ash gourd.
  • Replace chana dal with toor dal.
  • Sambar powder is optional as it is not aaded in authentic rasvangi.Instead u can add some powdered roasted pepper corns.
Enjoy brinjal rasavangi with plain rice adding few drops of ghee ! It tastes yum !!

Do check out my other brinjal recipes

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Motions and Emotions said...

Another yummy brinjal dish...visit my space too

jaya's recipes said...

Yummy feel like having some!

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yum.. my mum does well

Unknown said...

really yummy and this is perfect with rice definitely

Unknown said...

i too love brinjal n keep trying new recipes of it... il try this sometime..

Sona said...

Looks delicious and nice clicks too..

Priya said...

Heard of rasavangi ,but never tried it.My husband likes brinjal so much ,interested in trying it sometime.

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

this is similar to poricha kuzhambu style my all time favorite i generally add drumstick which adds on taste too

virunthu unna vaanga said...

Looks so so tempting sis... can have the gravy with hot idlies...

Anonymous said...

havenot tried this before thanks for sharing me the beautiful recipe dear :)

Anonymous said...

Traditional and yummy dish.. I had chana. Love your version

Anonymous said...

I love rasavangi and they make it very well in my MIL`s home. Lovely clicks.


Unknown said...

TDY I am going to try rasavangi. Pls keep on sending new vatities