Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brinjal /Kathrikai Bajji

Vankayi Bajji as mentioned by my hubby's household is the other name of Brinjal Bajji..Goes very well with Idli and dosa. Whenever we call our MIL.. we ask whats for dinner..she will dosa..My hubby will ask Bajji ? (Bajji mean chutney in telugu..learnt it from hubby)..she Will say vankayi bajji..My hubby will say..amma vankayi bajji dosa entha nasa undu kadha???? (meaning..Brinjal bajji and dosa is a best combo isn't??).. My hubby loves it...So I had no choice other than learning this recipe from my MIL... Its very simple but tastes very good with dosa and Idli..


4 Brinjal
6 Tomatoes
6 Green chillies
2 Redchillies
1 cup coriander leaves
1/2 onion
salt to taste

Seasoning: Oil, Mustard seeds, Curry leaves


In A pressure cooker, first add chopped tomatoes, then brinjal and other ingredients. We don't add water that's why we use tomatoes at the bottom. The juices in tomato will be sufficient to cook brinjal. Cover and cook for 1 whistle over medium heat. After 1 whistle, remove from heat and let it cool down.
Open the pressure cooker, everything will be almost mashed. Use mathu/ whipper to mash it to chutney consistency. Don't over mash it... Heat oil and do the seasoning..pour it in brinjal baji!!!

Simple delicious bajji is ready!!!

If ur having this as a side dish to Idli, Make a small hole in the centre of Idli..Add 1 tbsp of ghee..Pour the bajji over the Idli..It gives a divine taste!!!



The chutney looks spicy n delicious. As you said its great to have with Dosa..yummy!

Ramya Vijaykumar

My bro's fav... we do it the same way... irresistable chutney!!!


Bajji is like pakoda for us...First time i hear that bajji is called chutney...hmmmm, looks very simple, never tried pressure cooking brinjal for chutney..


Wow thats very easy and simple dish..and looks very tasty :)


I know pratiba..I was also confused..bajji is a snack and not a chutney..but hubby's houshold say bajji for chutney wierd...


i made a similar chutney with brinjal recently..yours look yumm and easy to..will try your version sometime..

Akal's Saappadu

I've never tasted brinjal chutney ever, the color and the recipe make me mouth water....I guess it is yummmm with dosai!!!


Thanks Akal and Sowmya

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