Tuesday 10 January 2017

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal & Drumsticks Fry/Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Pirattal is a very common dish prepared in TamilNadu in all most all the homes.  This poriyal/masala is perfect and lovely combination of brinjal and drumsticks cooked along with onions, tomatoes and spices makes it extraordinary and succulent. Kathrikkai Murugaikkai poriyal is especially prepared on pooja days and fasting days  for neivedhyam and served as side dish along with rice, sambar, rasam etc. It can also be served as sidedish for rotis or chapathis. Do try out this lovely Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other vegetarian Poriyal varietieshere.

Here’s how to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal with step by step photos…


6 cut lengthwise
2 whole [12-14 pieces]
1 big finely chopped
Green Chillies
2 slit lengthwise
2 finely chopped
Garlic cloves/Poondu
Red Chilli Powder
1 ½ tsp
Coriander Powder
2 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Leaves/Kothamalli
2 tbsp [finely chopped]
As needed

For Tempering

2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Split Urad dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes           
Cooking Time: 20 minutes           
Serves: 4-5   


Wash and cut the drumsticks into 2 inch pieces and brinjal lengthwise.

Heat Oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, Bengal gram dal and fry until they turn golden color.

Add onions, green chillies and fry till they turn translucent.

Add curry leaves and fry along with onions.

Now add the tomatoes and fry well until they turn mushy.

Now add drumstick pieces/murungaikkai and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Then add the sliced brinjal pieces and sauté together for another 3-4 minutes.

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix really well.

Then add about 1 cup of water and cook it covered in a low flame for about 10 minutes. Make sure to stir in between.

Check if the vegetables are cooked thoroughly, if not add little water and cook until done.

Finally add finely chopped coriander leaves at high flame, mix really well and switch off the stove. Add oil at regular intervals as per requirement.

This Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal is a semi dry dish, served as side dish during lunch.

Delicious and tasty Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal is ready to be enjoyed.

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