Brinjal StirFry

South Indian way of frying Brinjal (Egg plant/Aubergine) with Indian spices.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 10-15 mins

Serves : 3-4

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Brinjal (Egg plant/Aubergine) - 300g
  • Urid Dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2-3
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tblsp

Ingredients to be fried and ground:

  • Urid dal - 3 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli - 2

Method :
  1. Wash and dry Brinjal. Cut each brinjal into 2" long piece.
  2. Heat a pan on the stove; add uril dal, coriander seeds and dry chilli. Roast them until golden brown. Grind them into a coarse powder when they are cold enough.
  3. Heat a pan on the stove and add oil.
  4. Season with urid dal and curry leaves.
  5. Add the vegetable and salt. Fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the ground powder.
  7. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Stir the vegetables in the middle whilst they are getting cooked.
  9. Once the vegetables are cooked, fry for further 6-7 minutes to make it crispier.
  10. Stir them few times to stop them burning at the bottom of the pan.
  11. Serve them in a serving dish when they are ready.

Notes : Use Green brinjal for better taste. Suitable for Rice and Lamb/Mutton stew, Chicken Curry,Rasam, Yoghurt curry or Sambar.

Other Names : ennai kathirikka


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Alternate Ingredients: Idli podi - 3 tsp
Alternate Method: Instead of frying and grinding Urid dal, Coriander seeds and Dry red chilli, use Idli powder for a easy recipe.


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