Brinjal Thalimpu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 400 g - tender brinjal, cut into 1" cubes and kept in salt water
  • 1 - onion (medium), cut into small pieces
  • 8 - red chillies, broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin
  • 1 tbsp - channa dal, soaked in water for 1/2 hour
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/8 tsp - turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp or less - oil
  • 8 - curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp - coconut gratings or desiccated coconut powder

How to Make Brinjal Thalimpu

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin, red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Fry until the mustard seeds crackle.
  • Add the onion pieces and fry until pink and soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, brinjal pieces, salt and the channa dal.
  • Sprinkle some water. Cover and put on simmer until the brinjal and dal become soft.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander and coconut powder, stir once and remove from the heat.
  • Serve with chapathi or plain rice and sambar.