Vazhuthanga Varuthathu - Brinjal Pan Fry
Vazhuthanga Varuthathu - Brinjal Pan Fry

Vazhuthananga Varuthathu (Brinjal Pan Fry) is a easy to make dish with less ingredients. People often refer it as vegetarian fish fry as they feel like eating fish fry, but I don’t know 😉 . Which is lightly crispy outside and soft inside. Any type of Brinjal can be used for making Brinjal fry. I used narrow long type and cut into lengthwise. If you are using round/ thick one (eggplant) slice it round wise. The pieces should not be too thin or thick but a medium size slices will be good for the Brinjal pan fry. Brinjal Bajji is the another Indian snack recipe with Brinjal which is yum with a batter coating.  Brinjal fry can be eaten as a snack too.

Tip: When buying brinjal check carefully if there is any small pores on surface. If you find any pores don’t select that as chances are more that you find maggots (puzhu) inside – yuck.

Best Combination

  • Rice
  • Chapati/ Roti

Vazhuthananga Varuthathu | Brinjal Pan Fry Recipe

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 1. Brinjal (Vazhuthannaga) – 3 Nos – Slice into medium thick pieces (18 pieces) - I used long brinjal
  • 2. Turmeric powder (Manjalpodi) – ¼ Teaspoon
  • 3. Kashmiri Red chilli powder – 1 Tablespoon
  • 4. Hing powder (Kayapodi) – 1/8 Teaspoon
  • 5. Vinegar – ½ Tablespoon
  • 6. Salt – As required
  • 7. Oil – For shallow frying


  1. Mix ingredients 2 – 6 and make a paste. Add little water if required.
  2. Marinate the brinjal pieces with the paste for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry brinjal pieces till light brown color on both sides.

Recipe in Malayalam

  1. മഞ്ഞൾപൊടി, മുളകുപൊടി, കായപ്പൊടി, ഉപ്പു, വിനെഗർ കുറച്ച വെള്ളം add ചെയ്തു പേസ്റ്റ് ആക്കുക.
  2. വഴുതനങ്ങ കഷണങ്ങൾ ഈ പേസ്റ്റ് പുരട്ടി 15  മിനിറ്റ് വച്ചതിനു ശേഷം എണ്ണയിൽ 2  വശവും പൊരിച്ചെടുക്കുക.