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Dec 10, 2014

Biryani Brinjal Curry Recipe / Biriyani Kathirikkai Recipe

This is one recipe which was requested by lots of my viewers. And it is the best sidedish for dum biryani or any biryani. There is no perfect sidedish for biryani than this and some onion raita. I made this and served it with my chicken dum biryani and everyone loved it. 

This is a no coconut version and all the thickness comes from the masala which we make..So please take sometime to cook down the onions and tomatoes till it is all mushy, so it melts into the curry and give the required thickness. There are so many variations of this curry will share all of them very soon..

Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Oil - 4 tblspn
Onion - 2 large pureed
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Tomato - 2 large finely chopped
Brinjal - 2 large sliced lengthwise
Green Chillies - 4 slit
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 1 tblspn
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn or to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as needed

Whole Garam Masala:
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a pan, add in whole garam masala and saute for a min.

Add in pureed onions and cook till raw smell leaves from it.

Add in ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric and mix well.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cover and cook till it turns mushy.

Add in all the spice powders and mix well.

Add in brinjal, chillies and water. Add in tamarind pulp and jaggery. 

Cover and simmer till the curry is done..

Add in coriander leaves and mix well. 

Serve with biryani

Take all your ingredients

Take onion in a blender

Make it into a fine puree

Heat oil in a pan, you need quite a bit of oil for this recipe

Add in the whole garam masala 

let it sizzle for a min, so the aroma releases in the oil

add in onion puree

cook till the raw smell leaves

now the onion is well sauted

add in ginger garlic paste

and some salt

along with some turmeric powder

mix well

add in tomatoes

mix well

cover and cook till tomatoes is mushy

Add in spice powders

mix that well

Add in brinjals and green chillies

mix well

Add in water

mix well

add in tamarind pulp

and some jaggery

mix well

cover and simmer

now the veg is cooked and oil has separates

add in coriander leaves



  1. Awesome recipe.. Had been thinking abt this for a long time.. But none f the recipes that I had browsed were inspiring.. Now feel like making this immediately.. Thanks.. God bless..

  2. Looks inviting.... I was waiting for long for this wonderful recipe. Will try it soon. Thanks a lot for sharing this

  3. thanks so much, i will definitely try this out. awesome recipe

  4. thanks so much, i will definitely try this out. awesome recipe

  5. very nice.thank you

  6. @Anonymous
    Hi if we wanted to add coconut to this dish, at which point of the recipe would we add and how much?

  7. @Anonymousadd after you add jaggery, add finely ground coocnut masala

  8. Awesome I loved this curry thanks

  9. I had this recipe with veg biriyani 4 yrs back i was hunting for the recipe. Thanks a lot will try on weekends.

  10. This recipe is brilliant. I would say, this is the closest ever taste to the lip-smacking brinjal gravy they make in Chennai roadside biriyani kadai; and even better too! Thanks a ton for sharing such a wonderful recipe! :)

  11. Awesome recipe.. I tried this n got all ma family members appreciation. Thank you soon much..

  12. I tried this gravy it turned out well.Good combination for biriyani and pulav. Thanks Aarthi I have been trying all your receipies it's really helpful. Keep posting....

  13. I tried this recipe today and it turned out really well.. Made an awesome combo with hyderabad dum biriyani.. Thank you so much.. :) you're doing such an amazing job.. Coz I've been searching for this recipe for quite long time and the exact one is yours.. :)

  14. A request.. can you please tell us the recipe for "thalsa"..which is known for its combination with biriyanis

  15. wonderful recipe! thanks Aarthi :)


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