Kathirikai Rasavangi / Eggplant Gravy

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Kathirikai Rasavangi


  • Chopped Kathirikai/Eggplant – 2 cups
  • Toor Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind juice – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Hing -1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Grated Jaggery – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustred seeds-1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  • Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Channa Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Red Chillies – 3 nos


  • Take a pressure cooker, add the toor dal,turmeric powder and water.Cook it for 3 whistle.
  • Take a pan, add the chopped Kathirikai/Eggplant, then add the tamarind juice ,turmeric powder and little water.Cook until Kathirikai/Eggplant becomes very tender.
  • Take a kadai, add few drops of oil, add channa dal,coriander seeds,urad dal and red chillies, fry until becomes golden color.Make sure fried items do not burn.
  • Take it aside and let it cool.
  • Then add the grated coconut with the fried items, add little water grind it to paste using a mixer.Pour the paste in the cooking Kathirikai/Eggplant and stir it well.
  • Add the cooked mushy toor dal, hing and salt and mix it well. Let it cook for few minutes.
  • Add the grated jaggery and mix it well. Cook for few minutes.
  • For Tempering : Take a kadai add the oil, when it hot add the mustred seeds after it spluter add the urad dal and curry leaves. Pour it in to the Kathirikai/Eggplant rasavangi.
  • Finally garnish it with the coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with rice or side dish. It goes well with rasam rice.

There are 2 Comments

  1. Posted by Vidya Sudarsan Reply

    Yummy!!! I just made this dish.. and bet it is going to be a big hit! thanks, Vidya

  2. Posted by jeyashrisuresh Reply

    yummy rasavangi.and ur previous post pidikollakattai made out of oats really looks nice.nice stepwise explanation.will try that soon.

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