Brinjal( kathirikai/ baingan) tossed in garlic and spices. This is absolutely lip smacking Kathirikai Pitlai recipe a try for a weekend lunch along with a carrot poriyal and hot steamed rice. The pitlai curry is made from freshly roasted and ground condiments along with tamarind making its flavours robust and delicious too. Kathirikai Pitlai Recipe is a traditional South Indian made with eggplant/brinjal. The the pitlai curry is made with freshly roasted and ground condiments and made tangy with tamarind. The toor dal adds to the protein, making this dish wholesome and nutritious.