Brinjal Raita/Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi

I learnt this recipe from my friend Minati, who is from Orissa.She says that this is a specialty at her place and it is a must in party menus.She prepared this dish for me when she invited me to her home for lunch.I was like – Argh!You are making brinjals? But I found the dish very tasty and would like to share it.

I am  sending this recipe to Dish name starts with:B hosted by Akila of Akila’s kitchen.

Brinjal Raita/Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi


4 no. medium size brinjals

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

salt as required

2 cups curd

oil for deep frying


  1. Wash the brinjals and cut them into long pieces.Mix chilli powder, turmeric powder and required salt to the brinjal pieces and keep for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the brinjal pieces till crisp.
  3. Mix in salt in the curd and whisk.Add the fried brinjal pieces.Serve with roti or rice of your choice.

October 9, 2010. Tags: , . Raita.

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