Brinjal Thokku / Brinjal gravy / Tangy Brinjal:

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Brinjal – 3

Onion – 1 (chopped finely)

Tomato – 1 (chopped finely)

Red chili powder – 1tsp

Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp

Tamarind – 1 small lime size

Salt to taste


Oil – 3 tsp

Garlic – 3 (chopped)

Ginger – 1 inch size (chopped)

mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Pepper corns – ½ tsp

Cumin / jeera – 1 tsp


  • First soak the tamarind in water and keep it aside.

  • Keep a pan on low heat, add oil to it and splutter the mustard seeds.

  • After that, add all the other ingredients like pepper corns, cumin, garlic and ginger and saute it until raw flavour goes away from the ginger & garlic.

  • Now add the chopped onions and cook it until tender & caramelize.

  • After that add the finely chopped tomatoes, salt (helps tomato cook fast) and saute until it woes its moisture & looks like mushy.

  • Now add sliced brinjal, turmeric powder, red chili powder and saute it for 2 more minutes.

  • Add salt, tamarind juice and generous amount of water, cook until the brinjal gets tender & soft in texture.

  • Garnish with cilantro and mint leaves.

  • Serve hot and enjoy it with chicken / lamb / vegetable biriyani!!!!!!!!!

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