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November 2, 2014


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Brinjal Thogayal / Eggplant thogayal is one of the favourite thogayal recipes of our family.In my family, My in-laws and myself are big big fans of brinjal recipes. Sendhil & Raksha are just opposite to us.But they love to have very few dishes with brinjal.This is one among them.He loves Ennai kathrikai kuzhambu & this thogayal very much just because of pepper flavour.Yes,the flavour of pepper & garlic is the highlight of this thogayal and it makes the dish stands out.Generally people make thogayal by smoking the brinjal in flame and they call it as sutta kathrikai thogayal.But our entire family hates the smell of smoky brinjal,sounds strange right?? So i always burn the brinjal in microwave.By this way,brinjal gets cooked easily & there won’t be smoky smell at all.Follow whichever method u like.This thogayal tastes good in either ways! Lets see how to make brinjal thogayal for rice.
Please check out my brinjal chutney for idli,dosa if interested !


Brinjal thogayal recipe

Brinjal thogayal recipe Yummy brinjal thogayal for rice - Tastes best when mixed with hot rice drizzled with ghee!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Thogayal
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Brinjal - 3 nos ( Medium sized)
  • Red chillies - 1-2 no ( use 2 if u need spicy)
  • Tamarind - small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – 1tsp + few drops to brush brinjals
To grind coarsely
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Pepper corns - 3/4 tsp

  • Soak tamarind in very little water.Wash the brinjals.Apply little oil all over the brinjal.Prick it with a fork in all the sides.Microwave it for 3-4 minutes turning it once in the middle.Check it for every 1 minute else it may burn.
  • Peel the skin of garlic and coarsely grind it with pepper corns using a mortar & pestle.Set aside.Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and fry the red chillies.Set aside.Peel the skin of cooked brinjal. In a mixie jar,take the cooked brinjals,tamarind,salt and red chillies. Grind it to a paste adding little water.To this lastly add the coarsely ground pepper+garlic mixture.Pulse it once and remove the thogayal in a serving bowl.Serve with hot rice & ghee !

Enjoy !


  • You can use one big brinjal instead of 3 small brinjals.
  • Increase the quantity of red chillies or pepper if u want more spicy thogayal.
  • Adding ghee is a must while serving.It helps to balance the heat of pepper & brinjals.
  • Do not over grind after adding the pepper+garlic mixture.Just give a pulse.

Enjoy mixing this thogayal with hot rice drizzled with few drops of ghee ! Tastes yum !

thogayal for rice

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great-secret-of-life said...

looks yum! I love sutta kathirikkai flavour

Divs said...

thogayal is lipsmacking. new to me! will try once i get my hands on good quality country brinjal!

Priya said...

My grand ma told me about this thogayal ,but never tried it though.I am raksha pair in this ,i don't like brinjal's

nandoos kitchen said...

looks nice Chitra, have heard about this chutney, but never tried.

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks so yummy.... hearing it for the first time...

Sona said...

Nice pics.. i love this chutney and yours looks delicious.

Poornima Hegde said...

I usually make this with eggplant, tastes delicious!