Southern Brinjal Fry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

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