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January 9, 2012

EASY BRINJAL CURRY|KATHIRIKAI PORIYAL

I learnt this recipe from my neighbor. I am a big fan of brinjal but my hubby is just opposite to me. So i rarely buy this veggie and cook for me specially. I love my mom’s brinjal stuffed poriyal very much. Next to that , this is the second best. It can be made in jiffy. It tastes best with dal , sambhar and morkuzhambu rice. I relished with keerai kuzhambu ..!!

brinjal curry


INGREDIENTS
  • Brinjal – 5 nos (medium size)
  • Sambar powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp
  • Tamarind – small gooseberry size
  • Jaggery – Small piece (Add more if want sweetish)
  • Salt & water – As needed
To temper & saute
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Big onion – 1 no (slice cut)
  • Oil – As needed.
METHOD
  • Slit cut each brinjal into 8 pieces .Make thin slices so that it cooks quickly.Immerse in water till use. Soak tamarind in little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and temper all the items given above in the same order.
  • Saute onions till it turns transparent.Add the brinjal slices and saute for a minute.
  • Add the sambhar powder ,saute for sometime.Then add the tamarind extract , jaggery ,required water & salt.
  • Cover and cook for sometime.Switch off the flame once the brinjal is cooked.
****If u want in semi gravy consistency , switch off the flame when little water remains.It can be mixed in plain rice topped with ghee !!
Yummy brinjal curry is ready is to serve with dal rice , sambhar & morkuzhambu rice!!
BRINJAL CURRY 1
NOTE
  1. Use long green brinjal variety. But i used the normal purple ones.
  2. When i made this curry , i had cut the brinjal into 4 pieces so it was big to eat. Then my neighbour told me cut into very small , thin slices the next time. I found the taste was blended well when brinjal is small.
KITCHEN CLINIC
BRINJAL
Commonly known as the eggplant, brinjal is one of the most easily available and affordable vegetables. In its unripe form, it is a large greenish-whitish vegetable and when ripe, it turns a deep violet. Brinjal can be cooked in many different ways and provides many essential nutrients that are needed for overall well-being of the body. In fact, one can even take brinjal soup to attain maximum benefits from this vegetable. It is a very good source of potassium and contains a high content of water and fiber. Check out the nutritional value and also the health benefits of eating brinjal.
Nutritional Value of Brinjal
Given here is the nutritional value of a serving of 100 grams of brinjal.
  • Calcium - 525 mg
  • Cholesterol - 16mg
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9g
  • Iron - 6mg
  • Potassium - 618mg
  • Protein - 8g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2g
  • Sodium - 62mg
  • Sugars - 11.4g
  • Total Carbohydrates - 17.8g
  • Total Fat - 27.5g
  • Vitamin A - 6.4 mg
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Brinjal
  • Take brinjal in a mashed form or as a soup and add some garlic and asafetida to it. It will help you get rid of flatulence and adjust the wind humor of the body.
  • Brinjal can also be eaten after being roasted directly on fire. Just peel off the skin, mash it and add some salt in it for flavor and eat it. It will help cure phlegm, congestion and reduce the formation of gas.
  • In order to increase appetite and digestion, take soup made of mashed brinjal and tomato, along with some salt and pepper.
  • In case you are unable to fall asleep easily, eat a soft brinjal (along with some honey) after baking it directly over fire. If taken regularly, it may also cure insomnia.
  • In order to cure enlarged spleen caused due to malaria, eat soft baked brinjal along with raw sugar on empty stomach, preferably in the morning.




36 comments:

  1. yummy...tasty one..Bookmarked

    Aarthi
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  2. Tasty and healthy curry..looks super yum

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  3. very delicious brinjal dish, looks great..

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  4. simple and delicious brinjal curry !!

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  5. yummy and delicious brinjal currry...

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  6. Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

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  7. I love Brinjal and this one with tamarind is something to try! Delicious meal platter...

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  8. I love brinjal... with tamarind even better...
    yummy!

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  9. Oh this is so tasty ,perfect click!

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  10. I too like brinjal very much....curry makes me drool.Yummy!

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  11. Simple and yummy curry..luv it with rice

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  12. Simple recipes taste the best. Home cooking at its best.

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  13. Looks tempting, Chitra...loved the clicks

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  14. Im not a baingan lover frankly... but this does look good! the pictures are quite tempting :)

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  17. This looks so inviting, excellent preparation...well presented,loved it!!

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  18. Yummy n delicious curry...
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  19. really very easy n yummy dear

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  20. easy & looks so tasty....!
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  21. Yum Yum Brinjal Curry.Really luv it.Yummy

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  22. Hi, first time on ur blog. All are tasty recipes & ur blog is informative too ! Glad to follow you :)

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  23. delicious looking flavourful poriyal

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  24. Brinjals are my favourite and this a intresting way to make it. I'll give this a try!

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  25. yummy n tatsy..loved the clik...

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