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Brinjal Curry Recipe

by Lakshmi Menon
(Bangalore, India)

Brinjal curry recipe (Also called as Eggplant curry, baingan recipe etc.) is delicious and is generally used with rice, pulav, chapathi, bread etc.

Ingredients required:

Brinjal (eggplant) - 6 Nos
(small round type, preferably the purple color)
Onion 1/4 Kg
Tomatoes -3 Nos
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1Tsp.
Chillie powder 1 1/2 Tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coriander Powder -1 1/2 Tsp
White til - 1 tbsp
Tamarind - lemon size ball
Salt - to taste
Garlic -8 -10 cloves
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbs.
Oil -1 cup.

For Seasoning -
Chopped onions - 1 tbsp.
Curry leaves - 1 bunch

Method of Preparation:

Heat oil and add chopped onions and curry leaves.

Grind onions, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds,white til and garlic into a paste form.

Slit the brinjals lengthwise.

Fill this paste into the brinjals and fry them in oil.

Add chillie powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mix well, and then fill the paste into the brinjals, and fry until the brinjals become little soft.

Add the tomatoes and tamarind juice.

Sprinkle coriander leaves on top and leave on very low flame for few minutes.

Serve hot.

Optional: Those who like can add 1/2 tsp. sugar at the end and mix well before serving. It makes a better taste.

Hope you enjoy this Indian Brinjal recipe.

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Feb 20, 2012
Thanks Geeta
by: Lakshmi

You must try this out, Geeta. Hope you will let me know how it came out.

Feb 20, 2012
Thanks Sneha
by: Lakshmi

Thanks Sneha for your comment. I'm glad to know you too love baingan like me, and thank you for adding this recipe to your list. Hope you will enjoy it.

Feb 18, 2012
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

I think I must try out this recipe. Seems interesting. Thanks Lakshmi for sharing!

Feb 17, 2012
by: Sneha

Though baingan is not generally liked by many people, I simply love baingan ka bharta. This is a new addition in my list of how to cook baingan. Thanks Lakshmi. Keep sharing.

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