Brinjals in Dashi

Brinjals in Dashi is a popular Japanese Side Dish
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Serves 4
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2 fresh thin long Brinjals

1 tbsp dark soya sauce

1 tbsp miso paste

1 cup dried bonito flakes

1.5 cups thicker dashi

2 tbsp oil


  1. Char skin of brinjals and sprinkle some sea salt. Keep aside for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Slit brinjals into thick slanting slices. Dip slices into hot boiling water and cover with lid.
  3. Keep aside for 3-4 minutes. Drain, pat dry and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add brinjal slices. Saute till lightly browned or tender.
  5. Dissolve miso into dashi and strain if required.
  6. Pour over sizzling brinjals and bring to a boil on high.
  7. Add soya sauce and cover with domed lid.
  8. Simmer till liquid thickens.
  9. Pour into serving bowl and stir in dried bonito flakes.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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