Saturday, March 13, 2010

Brinjal /Egg Plant/Aubergine Curry


1.Brinjals - 12 no's ( i used slim brinjal, not round one)
2.Sliced onions - 1/2
3.Chopped Garlic - 3 pods
4.Curry Leaves - few
5.Tamarind Pulp - 2 tbsp
6.Salt - to taste
7.Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:

1.Canola Oil - 1 tbsp
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3.Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp

To Roast and Grind to powder:

1.Sesame Seeds ( white or black) - 2 tsp
2.Peanuts - 1 tsp
3.Chana Dal - 1 tsp
4.Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
5.Dry Red Chillies - 4 no's
6.Urad Dal - 1 tsp


1.Toast all the ingredients with 1/2 tsp of oil , leave it cool and grind to powder. Keep it aside.
2.Heat oil in the kadai or heavy bottom pan, season the items and add the curry leaves, Garlic and sliced onions. Saute for a while till turns translucent.
3.While sauting the onions cut the brinjals in length wise and add it to the onions.
4.Turn the brinjals gently have to stick with oil to all sides.Cook in medium fire and close the kadai with lid for 5 -10 mts turns half done.
5.Now add the turmeric powder,salt and ground powder, Stir it gently in medium flame or else it will burn at the bottom cos of powders.
6.Follow with tamarind pulp and add little bit of hot water to cook.
7.Close the kadai with lid and leave it to cook in medium flame. In between open the lid and turn the brinjals gently and add little bit oil around the edges.
8.After the gravy turns dark colour and oil came around the edges its done.
9.Now the Slurrping Brinjal Curry is ready to serve with plain rice and Rasam.
10.We enjoyed this delicious Brinjal curry with Rasam Rice for our Dinner.


  1. Love brinjals!!

    Curry looks spicy and delicious :-)

  2. Aruna, try this for u and enjoy with rice.

  3. I love brinjals and this is a totally new recipe for me. Ingredients roasted and grinded seems so interesting.

  4. curry looks delicious.... i like using sesame for brinjal.. other ingredients for grinding will enhance the taste.. too good!

  5. Thanks Kshipra n Uma for ur lovely words on my recipe,, do try this one easy n very tasty one.

  6. Beautiful, dish! I love spicy dishes and turmeric but I am not familiar with Brinjals, Chana Dal and Urad Dal. It's going to be fun researching these ingredients.

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following your blog now. :>)

  7. They look mouthwatering Satya !! what a perfect combo wit white rice !!