Brinjal Stir Fry

17 May

Vankaya vepudu


Brinjal/ Vankaya 3
Green chillies 3
Tamarind 1/2 inch sized ball
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch


Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Broken red chillies 4
Curry leaves 8
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems and chop green chillies finely.
Soak tamarind in warm water and extract juice from it.

Remove stems and wash brinjals.
Chop them into inch sized cubes.
Add them to bowl of 1 cup water, sprinkle salt and turmeric powder.
Microwave for 5-10 minutes or cook covered in a vessel.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal turns light brown, add chopped green chillies,
cooked brinjal cubes, tamarind extract and salt.
Cook covered for a minute and serve hot with rice.

Notes: This curry depends on how perfect you cook brinjal cubes.

11 Responses to “Brinjal Stir Fry”

  1. Dee May 17, 2007 at 8:25 am #

    Good Morning ! What a way to start a day !! I love brinjal!!

  2. anusharaji May 17, 2007 at 8:29 am #

    good morning dee
    i love brijal too 😉
    for me this is the simple and best brinjal can get

  3. Asha May 17, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Good afternoon Anu,I am not lazy today!!;D
    Delicious,stir-fried Eggplants are the best.

  4. sailaja May 17, 2007 at 10:05 am #

    It seems to be brinjals all the way.:)
    I am amazed to find a lot of brinjal lovers when I thought there were many who just hated it.:):). I am just loving your images, Raji. Lovely!

  5. Jyothi May 18, 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Hi Raji, Lovely brinjal recipe, till now i used to prepared plain brinjal fry. Here you added tamarind juice. Its completely new for me. Very soon, will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sharmi May 18, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    lovely recipe. I love brinjals but dont get fresh ones. the chilli recipe ohh it must be too spicy!

  7. anusharaji May 25, 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    @asha come on the day u r lz
    @sailaja thx a lot….there sure are many brinjal lovers
    @jyothi tamarind gives it another perspective to this recipe…its a must for this
    @sharmi fresh brinjals are must for this and the chilli recipe…..its not that spicy 😉

  8. sahaja May 29, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    Really good recipe.It tastes great if you sprinkle cashew nuts powder on it .

  9. sahithi May 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm #

    it tastes was much better than my guess

  10. anusharaji May 29, 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    @sahaja cashews must be cool……traditionally this is how they make 🙂 thx for trying n letting me know
    @sahiti thx….it surely is better than my picture

  11. reena July 5, 2008 at 8:23 am #

    eally tasty

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