Saturday 22 September 2012

Kathirikai Chips / Eggplant Chips / Brinjal Chips

Kathirikai chips are very crispy and makes a very good side-dish for sambar rice, curd rice, lemon rice, tamarind rice and any rice variety. Just requires very few ingredients and can be made in just minutes. These chips will remain crispy and good if stored in a clean airtight container. Here I have used long slender brinjals yet you can use the normal brinjals too. Usage of rice flour gives it a good crunchy texture and taste better. Instead of making the same potato chips try this for a twist. These are too good to taste and you will make these regularly after trying. Now lets see whats required and how to make these. 


Makes 50 to 60 grams of chips;  Serves 2 as sides;
Preparation time - 10 to 15 minutes

  1. Eggplant / Brinjals - 2 [Preferably long ones (Mine weighed 170 grams)]
  2. Rice flour - 1.5 spoons (10 grams)
  3. Red chilli powder - 3/4 spoon (6 grams)
  4. Curry leaves - Few (Optional)
  5. Salt - 1/4 spoon (3 grams) 
  6. Oil - For deep frying 


  • Wash brinjals well in water. Take a bowl full of normal water and set aside. 
  • Slice the brinjals using a slicer into very thin slices and drop them into the bowl or water, to avoid browning. 
  • Now take a plate/wide bowl and add salt, red chilli powder, and rice flour to it. Mix well using fingers and set aside.
  • Remove the brinjal slices from the bowl of water and squeeze of excess water. 
  • Add these slices to the plate containing the red chilli mix and mix well with your fingers. The water content in the brinjal slices will make the masala get well adhered to the it. Don't add extra water. 
  • Heat a frying pan pour oil and after it heats up well, drop a handful of slices. 
  • Deep fry on medium flame for 3 minutes.
  • Then add some curry leaves and switch to high flame mode and fry until they turn brown and crisp. Be careful not to burn them. 
  • Serve!!

TIP 1: Follow all the steps carefully to get good crispy chips. 

TIP 2: Addition of curry leaves gives a nice flavor but you can avoid them if you wish. 

TIP 3: You can also use the bigger brinjals. But make sure that the slices are very thin. Only thin slices come out crisp after frying.

Crispy, Crunchy and Tasty Kathirikai chips are now ready!! Serve as sides with rice!! 

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  1. OMG they look soooo yumm. Excellent clicks dear

  2. Awesome Divya..We used to get this in one of the hostels I stayed.Definitely not this much tasty..But it was a blessing that time !

    1. Thanks dear :) This is so easy to make just try sometime when you feel like!!

  3. Mouth watering here.....awesome clicks dear

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    1. Yeah dear twas too crispy and good :) Thank you!!

  5. they look amazing..and whats that brinjal..i never see like that...

  6. Wow yummy yum!! Loved the preparation ,wonderful clicks dear:)

  7. wow... this looks amazing... innovative and delicious recipe... thanks for sharing...

  8. awesome i have seen this whitegreen brinjals here and never bought them. while i was reading through ur ingredients in my mind was the thin long black ones, i know i m sounding funny here right now but ya those brinjals we do use here. u have made very nice crisp brijals and step by step presentation is really good divya

  9. this is super good..i know about bitter gourd chips but never on brinjal. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  10. Looks super delicious...Yumm and beautiful clicks...

  11. Never heard of brinjal chips before! They look crispy, great recipe!

  12. Looks very tasty n simple recipe. Wish to try

  13. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  14. wow that's a crispy chips with brinjal. looks delicious dear

  15. Wow yummy....... super easy recipe.I try this recipe.

  16. Beautiful snack, my dear! Why haven't I thought of it??

  17. Looks so delicious and yum... crispy too. nice step by step clicks

  18. wow....crisy yummy chips....rocking as usual...

  19. So crisp and tempting..loved your step by step clicks.lovely post!

  20. Sounds yummy brinjal fry dear. Love your step by step presentation. Amazing recipe dear, never made in this version.

    Today's recipe:

  21. So crispy & delicious

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  22. Oh my goodness..wonderful Divya..You always stand out of the crowd..nice thinking..keep going...

  23. yummy.. never tried chips using egg plant.. shd gve a try..

  24. yummy.. never tried using eggplant.. shd give a try..

  25. Never tried/tasted Brinjal chips, sounds interesting...they looks so yummy...well explained recipe!
    Your pics r too good n inviting Divya!

  26. Lovely Pic..
    The chips look so yummy.


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