top of page
  • Writer's pictureBon Vivant

Brinjal Thokku

A Thokku is a type of South-Indian pickle, which is made with grated vegetables, unlikely the bite-sized chunks of vegetables or even meat and seafood in pickles. There are various Thokku varieties that can be made with Brinjal, coriander, onion, tomatoes, Gongurra leaves.

Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes



Small Brinjal (chopped) 7

Coriander leaves 3 sprigs

Onions (medium-sized) 2

Tomatoes (ripe) 2

Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp

Tamarind paste 2 tbsp

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Red chili powder 2 tsp

Coriander powder 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Cardamom pods 3

Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Sesame oil/ Refined oil 3 tbsp

Water 1/2 cup


Heat oil in a pressure pan until hot. Add in the fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cardamom, and cumin seeds.

Add in the sliced onions and fry till the onions are soft. Add in the tomatoes and ginger garlic paste. Fry for a couple of minutes.

Add in the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, and salt. Add in 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste. Fry for a minute. Add in the chopped brinjal and half a cup of water.

Cover the pressure pan and cook for two whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to release naturally.

You can enjoy this sweet-tangy recipe with rice or chappati.

11 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page