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Brinjal (eggplant) coriander leaves Poriyal - Vankaya Kothimira Kothimeera Karam

I am big fan of coriander leaves. I love the flavour of it. However my husband is not big fan of it yes things that has coriander leaves / Cilantro as main ingredients. So after marriage I seldom do it. But after kids things changed again. Kids love it too. So he has no choice but to have it when I make it. 
Brinjals (Eggplant / Vankaya) - 1/4 kg (250 g)
Oil -  3 teaspoons
Cumin seeds - 2 teaspoons
salt to taste
Grind to Paste:
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Green chillies - 3-4 (adjust to your spice)
Ginger - 1 Inch
Coconut - 2 to 3 tablespoon
Pepper Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted Gram dhal - 3/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Oil for frying - 1 teaspoon


Cut the brinjal / Eggplant and keep it in water till you need it. My kids like it smaller pieces if you prefer you can cut in to 1 inch thin longer pieces
Heat the kada and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add all the ingredients under Grind to Paste and fry for 3 mins. Add coriander leaves and fry for another min. Switch it off and let it cool down. Transfer to Blender / Mixie or food processor and grind to slightly coarse paste with salt. Keep it aside
Heat the kada and add 3 teaspoon of oil. Add Brinjals and fry for 3-4 min. Add grinded paste and fry for another 5-7 mins.
Switch it off and serve hot. This can be served as side dish or mix with white rice to make Brinjal rice.

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  1. This is a new one for me. Very inviting curry.

  2. this dish is new to me..will try this sometime...

  3. Very new dish for me. Tempting coriander eggplant. Will try surely.

  4. wow such an flavorful poriyal :) delicious and yummy one !!

  5. Looking green and loved the curry.

  6. love the ground paste you used here in making egg plant curry!!!

  7. That's a different side-dish looks and sounds super delicious!! Yum :)

  8. Wow ! Lovely color and must have been tasty.....

  9. This a very unique and fabulous preparation.
    Looks and sounds yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. unique combo veena.. will try this..

  11. Wow, lovely healthy and greeny eggplant, love it Veena...

  12. The curry looks superb and I love the color too..

  13. love brinjal and coriander combination ..yummy poriyal.


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