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 ..!!
To temper & saute
- 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!!
- Use long green brinjal variety. But i used the normal purple ones.
- 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.
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.
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Brinjal