Thursday, June 16, 2011

Brinjal Masala

I was wondering what sidedish to make for rotis for dinner yesterday. I had some brinjals in my refrigerator and thought of making a quick brinjal masala. This is a very simple and delicious recipe. Though the ingredients list look a bit long, most of them are the common spices in our kitchen. So its a very flavourful dish with lots of spices. This goes well with both rice and roti. I have made this as a dry version.







What you need?

4-5 Brinjals
1 Onion chopped
2 small Tomatoes chopped
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powder (I have dry roasted the fennel seeds and powdered it)
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
A pinch Asafoetida
4-5 Curry leaves
Coriander leaves for garnishing
1 tsp Oil
Salt


How to prepare?

Cut the brinjals lengthwise and soak in water for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add curry leaves, onion, ginger-garlic paste. Saute the onions until they turn slight brown. Add the spices - turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder , fennel seeds powder, garam masala, asafoetida and saute for a minute. Add tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook until tomatoes get tender ( 3-4 mins). Drain out the water from the brinjal pieces and add to the pan. Mix thoroughly so that masala gets coated well on the brinjal pieces. Sprinkle salt and a little water. Cover and cook until brinjal gets completely cooked. Stir in between. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it with rice or roti.


33 Tasty Comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sounds perfect for a side dish and as you said, simple too :)

Jay said...

sounds super yummmy..

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sangee vijay said...

love brinjal in any form...this curry flavorful n spicy...really fennel powder gives nice aroma n taste...love to have with white rice..yummy

julie said...

Yum yum brinjal masala..I prepare it in the same way,but add potatoes too..

Suja said...

Tasyand perfect side dish for rice..looks yummy

Biny Anoop said...

my mum make this regularly....and i love it this way ..

Laxmi said...

looks great.. Adding fennel seeds powder is new to me..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy and delicious.

Madhura Manoj said...

Simple & delicious masala. Perfect with rotis.
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Ramya said...

Great combo with Rotis:-) Love brinjals in any forms..

Vardhini said...

Love brinjal .. curry looks so yummy.


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kothiyavunu.com said...

Sounds delicious..perfect with rice..Yum!

Simply Life said...

the flavors in this sound wonderful!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This sure makes a yummy side for roti....

Angela said...

This looks beautiful. Eggplant (brinjal) is a favorite vegetable of mine.

aipi said...

A great version of baingan masala ~ I know my hubby will love this as he is a BIG eggplant fan :D
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Deepti said...

tasty n spicy side dish for rotis..

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Ganga Sreekanth said...

This is really yummy .. I made this too

Deeksha said...

Brinjal masala looks yummy. Love to have this with parantha :)

Treat and Trick said...

Looks spicy and yummy!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks flavourful and yummy

kaveri said...

yummy and flavorful curry...looks delicious

Priya said...

I'll happily have this brinjal masala simply with a bowl of rice, my fav..

Ila said...

wonderful brinjal side dish :) perfect for rice and rotis :) thanks for visitng my space and joining my kitchen as well.... u have delicious space and m happy to follow u :)

SouthIndianHome said...

Masala looks mouthwatering and delicious
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Prathima Rao said...

Delicious, flavorful masala perfect with rotis :)
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Priti said...

Liked your version ..looks yum ...I can eat with with anything

Prathima Shivraj said...

Just now had with dinner, but in a different way. Your's looks delcious. It's mouthwatering!!

saleena said...

Looks so yummy.....good to have this dish with chappathy...

Hari Chandana said...

Looks delicious !!
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divya said...

looks yummy and tempting...

khushi said...

simple yet so delicious recipe :)

Chaitanya said...

very yummy.....nice to have with rice or roti..
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