Thursday, October 29, 2009

Baby Brinjal Masala

Hello friends, Let's talk about brinjals today. Brinjal is such an under-estimated vegetable both taste and nutrition value wise :( But somehow I love them in any form from bhartha to simple stir fry, sambar to yengai. Given an opportunity I would've crowned it the king of vegetables ...gee :) ya one of the obvious reasons being its born with a crown :) anyways...lets come to the recipe of the day, it's one of my Amma's best recipes and today I'd like to share it with you all... so here goes...

Here's the step by step pictorial and then follows the recipe in detail :)

1. stir fry the onions till lt. brow in oil seasoned with mustard and cumin
2. throw in the brinjals and cook for sometime.
3. Put the grated coconut and mix the contents.
4. Add all the spice powders 5. Add water and mix the contents well, cover and cook till done 6. Baby brinjal masala is ready to be served.
Ingredients:
Baby brinjals 6-7 nos.( each cut into 4 pieces length wish,keep them dunked in turmeric water till you them in the kadhai)
1/2 of a coconut - grated
Onions - finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Dry mango powder ( aamchur) - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 3 tsps
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Oil - 4 tsp
Method:
Heat oil in a kadhai and splutter mustard and cumin seeds
Add the chopped onions and fry till slightly brown.
Add the sliced brinjals( squeeze the water before you throw it into the kadhai) and fry for sometime.
Add the grated coconut and mix the contents in the kadhai well.
Cook for a few seconds.
Add salt, turmeric powder, aamchur powder, sambar powder, sugar, garam masala powder and again mix well.
Next add about 1 bowl of water, mix the contents well so that the brinjals are well coated with the powders and coconut.
Cover and cook till done with occassional stirring inbetween. ( when the brinjal masala is near to done check the spices and adjust accordingly).
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.

39 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply yummy dea..!!!

Prathibha said...

I love anything wid baingan..perfect with rice.

Valarmathi said...

Brinjal masala looks yumm, makes me drool. Will try this soon.

rekhas kitchen said...

great.. I too like brinjal in any form perfect recipe looks yum.

Ambika said...

Hey Suparna, nice post. I love brinjal in any form :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so lovely, eggplant is one of my favorite veg.

Akal's Saappadu said...

I'd love it simply with some plain rice, a dash of ghee and some papads!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Simply yummy.

K said...

Nice step by step pictorial. Dont have to read the recipe:)

Priya said...

Feel like finishing that bowl rite now with hot steaming rice and papads..divine:)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Brinjal masala looks great, excellent clicks dear!!!

Cham said...

In case the brinjal didn't come with crown I would have crown it KING too :) I can have brinjal in anything!

Malar Gandhi said...

Awesome work with baby brinjal...love it.

Sudeshna said...

This is so easy, I'm going to get it done by the end of the day :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering recipe Suparna,I am always in love with brinjal,love this version of brinjal masala,absolutely mouthwatering!!

sowmya.s said...

sounds so simple, easy to make and looks yumm..

Jaya said...

Suparna,
nice to read that you have made friends in your new neighbourhood...and coming to the brinjal stir/fry ..looks so yum..
Thanks for sharing your amma's recipes with us :)...
hugs and smiles

vidhas said...

Mouthwatering brinjal. I love brinjal in all form,Looks yummy and tempting. nice click.

Sush said...

I have love/hate relationship with this veggie. I love them in most of the dishes.., however I donot like to eat purple brinjals in sambar.., as it becomes bitter. Green brinjals like gulla or mysore badane tastes great for sambar. My mom also makes very similar to this ones.., but she adds tamarind.., will try your version once.
BTW, how is Bangalore? I'm missing it soo much

Parita said...

Brinjal and coconut is my favorite combo, but never tried adding sambhar powder...will def try next time :-)

Shri said...

I love brinjals although I get an itching on my lips..I try to avoid eating it!However, I love Baingan Bhartha and actually I have a post on it!Great step by step instructions!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nothing can beat these humble brinjals, whether it is sambar or stir fry or any masala....Very nice recipe dear. Love to have it with rice:)

ARUNA said...

tht's a yumm dish!!!!I love anything with brinjal!

Chitra said...

This makes me drooll. i loveee brinjals a lot. Brinjals is good for aneamic and it builds immunity.So u r good in eating this.

my kitchen said...

Mmmm yummy Brinjal

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Anu said...

Simple and very yummy.....

DEESHA said...

I love brinjals .. this looks yummy

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

This dish looks so delicious!! I usually stay away from purple colour ones, have you tried the white variety? We grow it at home :)

Renu said...

nice recipe

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

nice dish .. you have gr8 patience to take step bys tep pics yaar ...
Looks great

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi suparna...dish looks very delicious,will surely try this one soon..

kitchen queen said...

yummy brinjal masala and very tempting.u can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Pari said...

Hi Suparna, Thanks for dropping by, I am not sure whether I have visited your blog earlier, but am thankful that u visited mine, helping me explore urs.
Great blog dear and I love Brinjal in any form, love the curry. I am trying to imagine the flavors of sambhar Masala and Garam masala together..:)
Keep visiting, would love frequent interactions with u.

Babli said...

Yummy and delicious brinjal masala. You have described very nicely with step by step pictures.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice recipe. Looks so good. Love to have it with sambar rice. YUM!

Padhu said...

Baby brinjal curry looks yummy. First time here .You have got a lovely space.Do visit padhuskitchen.blogspot.com

PJ said...

Though we like brinjal in a few dishes,this one looks tempting enough to want me try it out.Looks delish!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love brinjals... These baby ones are so cute - right ?
I make this same dish with cauliflower and mushroom - will try with eggplant too.... Must be awesome...