Katrikkai Pachadi ~ Eggplant Raitha

Need a super healthy, iron and calcium rich, quick to make dish? 

Look no further.Presenting Katrikkai Pachadi (Eggplant Raitha / Baingan Raitha). This is one of our family’s favourite and goes great with Vangibhath or even hot rice /pulav / Most one Pot meals.. I am presenting my mom’s version here. Hope you would also like it .Only important point to note is that use firm brinjals, especially one with very less seeds. 

This is an excellent side dish for Milagu Kozhambu + Rice combo (Rice with Pepper Tangy curry).



Other Raithas you can may like:



Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 15 mins. Serves : 3


  • Firm brinjals (round variety – purple) – 4 nos (medium sized) or 1 no – very large
  • Thick slightly sour curd / yoghurt – 250 ml (TIP: use any plant based yoghurt for a vegan version)
  • Grated Coconut – 2 TBSP (optional)
  • Salt – to taste

Tempering : 

  • Oil (1 tsp) + Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp) cumin seeds (1 tsp) + Urad dal (1/2 tsp) curry leaves + 1 chilly(opt.)
  • Green chillies.- 1 no
  • broken red chillies – 1 no. 


See the video below for the method. Do leave your valuable comments on the video as well. 

LINK FOR VIDEO – https://bit.ly/35cQ0Nl

Updating this post as part of #Foodies_RedoingOldPost Group where we revisit old posts with new pictures and text. 




  1. Cool Lassi(e)

    Raita looks wonderful! I have posted a raita too! Is that red garnish Paprika? The whole bowl looks tempting!

  2. very tempting but I probably can't attempt this at home as I am allergic to eggplant and my husband has limited likes 🙂

  3. @ CL – you are right – its paprika.. and its just too good with this pachadi
    @ Harini – you may want to attempt the same with broiled snakegourd / chowchow – that also tastes yum !

  4. Kurryleaves

    simple and delicious…

  5. Hari Chandana P

    Lovely and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!
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  6. Even with the bottle gourd this pachadi comes out fine.Looks delicious!!!!

  7. Yummy. I have to try it this way sometime.

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  8. The Pumpkin Farm

    this comes close to the maharashtrian style i mentioned on the other day. Lovely picture

  9. Yummy & delicious…

  10. Priya Suresh

    Delicious pachadi,looks superb..

  11. vaishali sabnani

    woder y eggplant gives allergy?..Harni like u even i m allergic to eggplants,though used to b my fav…but for sure this raita looks really cool….Kalyani….

  12. Looks cooling.


  13. Pachadi with brinjal sounds interesting. Lovely clicks

  14. Eggplant raita looks nice.

  15. KrithisKitchen

    Looks super good.. yumm
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  16. Suma Gandlur

    Yummy. I usually broil the eggplants. Never knew they can be steamcooked for raita.

  17. Lifewithspices

    i can eat eggplants only if they r made in this method.. looks good..

  18. Awesome looking eggplant raita.. Love it.

  19. Raita looks fabulous! Thanks for linking it to the event.

  20. Mayuri Patel

    I learnt how to make eggplant raita from my sister in law. Love this side dish which goes so well with biryanis, pulaos and also to enjoy on its own especially during summer.

  21. Love this raita. Back home, it was made frequently. You reminded me to make this one. Lovely.

  22. cookwithrenu

    Love eggplant raita, I make it a bit different. And as you said goes well with so many rice based dishes. I can even have this on its own.

  23. This is my favorite way to eat brinjal. Absolutely no fuss n it goes well with anything from chapati to jowar roti to rice n pulao. Love it Kalyani

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