Katrika, in Tamil means aubergine/brinjal/eggplant.
And when they call u "Gundu Katrika", it means u're a fat brinjal.
Fat and brinjal seems to be the pair when it comes to calling people fat in Tamil. They dun call people "Gundu Pandee", fat pig. My friends will only yell at rascals "Pandee" when they pull their hair or do something very irritiating to them. Guess it's very different from the Chinese that likes to call people with huge mass, pigs. Why do I know abt this gundu katrika thing??? Cos my friend, "Pache Taukele"(Green Frog) likes to call me that back in my schooling days. If u're reading this, Taukele, u know I'm talking about u!!!
It's been a long long time since I've made this.
The aubergines/brinjals/eggplants or whatever u may call it are boiled, therefore it's healthier.
It's a very appetizing dish :)
Step by step recipe here