Vazhuthananga Masala Thoran / Eggplant Masala Thoran

Vazhuthananga Thoran


1. Chinese eggplant – 2 medium-large

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

Garlic – 2 crushed

Onion – 1/2 medium, chopped

Green chilies – 3, slit

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp or to taste

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

4. Salt – To taste

5. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilies – 2

Kerala rice/ kuthari – 1/2 tsp


1. Wash the eggplants and cube them (slice the eggplant and cut into 1 inch cubes). Put them in a vessel filled with water. Squeeze out the water really well and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a cheena chatti/ any pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and Kerala rice. Add crushed garlic, chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves and little salt. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add the spice powders numbered 3. Add the squeezed eggplant pieces, saute well and then add the grated coconut. Cover and cook for about 6 – 8 minutes at medium heat until eggplant pieces are 3/4th done. Open and stir-fry until fully done and dry. This is a very tasty side-dish for rice and it tastes almost like mushroom thoran.

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Maya Akhil

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