Thai Eggplants Thokku

Kathirikai Thokku:

Kathikai Vadhakal. Eggplants masala. Baingan Masal.

I like those small green thai eggplants, they are cute. I hardly find them at the market here. Happend to spot them at Korean market, I got lucky...found most of my favourite veggies there. Ever since it became my favourite market.


Green Thai Eggplants 10
Purple Onion 1 large finely chopped
Country tomatoes 3-4 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Red chili powder 1 spoon
Coriander seeds powder 1 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
Sesame oil 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves few.


In a wide wok, heat oil...add the tempering spices and allow this to pop.

Now add onions and fry real good, till golden brownn followed by ginger-garlic paste.

Once the raw odour leaves the pan, add tomatoes too. COver and cook for 4 minutes.

Now, add eggplants and all the powdered spices. COver and cook over medium heat.

Once the vegetable is done, remove the lid and cook over high heat for 2 minutes.

Serve warm to go with chappathis or rotis.


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Eggplants are favorite..these looks so lip smacking. My kinda of side-dish to curd rice yummmy:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

i love eggplants very much.Normally i make curry adding onions ,ur version looks tempting.Will try it.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very tempting....

Prathibha said...

I just loved that saucy eggplants..

chakhlere said...

That looks so yummy and spicy!! Loved it!

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice curry.It came out good.I love this curry.

Rush said...

woow...the thokku looks just fab!!

Chow and Chatter said...

yum love eggplant thanks for stopping by my blog my hubby is Indian love Indian food lol Rebecca

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looking spicy and tempting wow.....Love to have it :-)

Gita said...

The kathrikai vathakal looks so tempting Malar...I would love to have this with rasam sadam :)

Ana Powell said...

Beautiful curry, as always x

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks spicy and yum....never tried egg plant and tomatoes together....

Nandini said...

This is my kind of thokku! very tempting pics!

rekhas kitchen said...

eggplant is my fav. vege too this one looks so mouthwatering spicy and tempting recipe yum.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

malar...this curry is awesome dear..what a click.. :)

jayasri said...

A very tounge tickling recipe.., looks very yummy