Brinjal masala kosthu

Main Dish
2 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy
Can use it as sidedish for various breakfast and meals.Enjoy!


Number of serving: 2
-rinjal - 4

garlic - 5 pods

tarmarind paste- 1 teaspoon

Onion - 1

Tomato - 1

Garlic - 2 pods

Ginger - 1 inch

Green chili - 1

Dry red chili - 3

Coriander seeds - teaspoon

Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

pepper - 1/4 teaspoon

Roasted bengal gram(pottukadalai) - 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon stick - 1(very small)

Cardamom - 1

Cloves - 2

Coriander leaves - 2 stacks

Dry coconut / fresh grated - 2 tablespoons


Cumin seeds

Curry leaves

Sesame oil

Turmeric powder



  • Heat 3 teaspoon oil and roast each ingredient listed (red chili, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, roasted gram), add chopped onions, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  • Fry these along with the dry spices until brown. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for few minutes or until it turns soft.
  • Finally include either fresh or dry coconut, then add corriander leaves and toss. Switch off and let cool completely.
  • Grind this with water to a thin consistency and keep aside. Heat remaining oil, splutter mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
  • Then add garlic, chopped brinjal fry for some time.Then add the blended masala paste along with turmeric and salt.
  • Finally add tarmarind water bring it to boil and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Masala brinjal kosthu is ready for serve.


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