18 Feb 2015

Brinjal Masala

Aubergine, Egg plant, Garden Egg, Guinea Squash, Kathirikkai, Vangakaya, Badanekayi....... however it might be called, it carries with it loads of benefits to be delivered to the end user. Brinjal helps keeping diabetes in control,brings down the cholesterol levels helping heart beat better, facilitates weight loss, keeps chronic diseases at bay and more and more amazing benefits for skin and hair. Of course googling or wikipediaing can pour down abundant goodness of this fruit veggie. This brinjal masala is spicy and goes well with sambhar or curd rice. This Brinjal Masala is a must try recipe for all Aubergine lovers.....

You will need..........

  • 1 big eggplant cut into cubes
  • 1 minced onion
  • 10 minced garlic pods 
  • 1 minced big tomato
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil

Get going..........

Heat a kadai with oil and temper it with mustard, fennel and curry leaves. Drop in the minced onion and garlic. Saute them until the onion turns translucent. Then add in the tomatoes along with salt and turmeric powder, stirring it until mushy. Now throw in our hero, brinjal pieces.... saute them until half done. Add chilli, coriander and curry powder along with half a cup of water. Close the kadai and cook in low flame until all the pieces are done. If required add more water. Finally garnish it with coriander leaves.

Enjoy it with sambhar or curd rice!!!!!!!!!!

To be noted........
     - You can replace chilli, coriander and curry powder with sambhar powder
     - If you like it spicier... you can add a tsp of pepper powder at the end.

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