Brinjal is one of my favorite vegetables! More than in curries, I like it roasted or in a simple stir fry. Brinjal is a low calorie vegetable and it's high in nutrients. Sadly I don't often get Indian brinjal in the markets, but whenever I see fresh ones, I pick up quite a few. I either make a simple roast with garlic or this spicy brinjal fry. I didn't know what to name this dish and since it's a spicy one, I felt kara curry is apt..!!!
Kathirikai kara curry is a spicy brinjal dish with freshly ground coconut, shallots, garlic and spices. The preparation of this dish does not take much time and is quite easy to make for beginners and bachelors. This can be served as a side dish to rice and sambar or rasam. It goes well with curd rice, variety rice and even chapathi too. Try this spicy kathirikai fry and let me know how you like it.
Notes and Tips
- The brinjal should be just cooked enough and hold shape, it should not turn mushy.
- Adjust red chillies according to you spice level.
- You can also use round purple or green brinjals.
- Fennel adds a nice flavor to the masala, do not skip it.