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Southern Brinjal Fry Recipe

Southern Brinjal Fry is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 500 g - Brinjal
  • 2 cm ball Tamarind
  • 4 to 5 dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - black pepper Corns
  • 2 tsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp - black gram (urad) Dal
  • 1/2 tsp - Asafoetida powder
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 tbsp - Jaggery powder or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • How to Make Southern Brinjal Fry:

    1. Slit the brinjals into halves, along the length and slice thinly.
    2. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 a cup of water and extract the juice.
    3. Roast red chillies, pepper corns, coriander, mustard seeds and black gram dal. Cool and powder coarsely.
    4. Heat the oil and fry brinjals till cooked.
    5. Add salt, tamarind extract, asafoetida, green chillies and jaggery.
    6. Cover and simmer on low heat till the brinjals are cooked and all the liquid is evaporated.
    7. Sprinkle the prepared powder. Mix well and remove from heat.
    8. Serve as part of traditional south Indian lunch.


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