Brinjal curry

                                                      BRINJAL CURRY

brinjal curry

INGREDIENTS

  • Brinjal sliced lengthwise – 5
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 [ use 7 shallots for more flavour ]
  • Tamarind – goose berry size
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Sambar pwdr – 2 tsp
  • Chilli pwdr – ½ tsp or as per taste
  • Curry leaves -few
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 or 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds / saunf – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon – a tiny piece
  • Coconut grated or chopped – ½ cup
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Clove – 1

PREPARATION

  1. Soak tamarind in 1 cup hot water and extract juice .
  2. After cutting the brinjal soak it in water .
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil and fry the brinjal for few minutes till light brown. Remove and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add chana dal + fennel seeds + cinnamon + clove + cardamom and fry , add coconut and stir fry for a minute. Let it cool .grind it into a fine smooth paste by adding the tamarind extract + ½ cup water .

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds and let it crackle .

Add onion + curry leaves and fry till light brown .

Add the coconut paste + 2 cup water + salt and mix well .[ adjust water as per the consistency u want.]

Allow it boil ,once it starts boiling add the brinjal .

Boil for 2 – 3  minutes and off the flame. [ as the brinjal is fried cooking time is less ]

NOTE

  1. Instead of frying the brinjal you can add it in the gravy and cook it by boiling for more time .
  2. Try same recipe with potato ,fried ladiesfinger ,gavar /cluster beans ,drumstick etc .
  3. Adjust chilli pwdr accordingly as sambar pwdr has chilli .
  4. Actually in this recipe the oil should float on the top , in south it is called masala curry and we use more oil .

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