Monday, December 22, 2008

Brinjal Masala

Try this Brinjal Masala it's easy to make and delicious to have with chapathi :)

10 small brinjals
1 lemon size tamarind
3/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsp oil
2 onion sliced
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup peanuts
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsps red chilli powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
  • Wash and slit brinjals into four and keep aside
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of hot water for 10 min , strain and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan,add onion and fry till transparent
  • Add grated coconut,sesame seeds,peanuts,cumin,coriander seeds and fry for 2 min till coconut becomes golden brown
  • Cool and grind to a coarse paste adding little water
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder,coriander leaves and tamarind pulp to the paste
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let them crackle, then add curry leaves,brinjals and fry for couple of minutes, then add one cup of water and bring it to a boil
  • Then add the paste and mix it well 
  • Cook for 10 min  or till the brinjals are cooked
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with steamed rice

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