Spicy Brinjal Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 6 - tender brinjals
  • 1 cup - peanuts
  • 2 - onions
  • 6 flakes - garlic
  • 12 - red chillies
  • 2 tbsp - urad dal
  • 2 tbsp - coconut
  • 2 tbsp - chana dal
  • a pinch - turmeric powder
  • small piece - ginger
  • a pinch - hing powder
  • 1 tbsp - jeera(cumin seeds)
  • curry leaves to saute
  • jaggery ( optional )
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

How to Make Spicy Brinjal Curry

  • Heat little oil in a kadai. Fry urad dal, chana dal, peanuts, red chillies, ginger, some garlic flakes, hing, coconut, jeera (do not overcook).
  • Grind into a masala.
  • In a skillet, heat some oil and saute remaining garlic flakes, onions, brinjals (cut lengthwise) until the onions and brinjals turns translucent and without any raw smell.
  • Take a large kadai with oil, and saute the ground masala.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  • When the masala is simmering, add the sauteed onion-brinjal mixture and jiggery.
  • Cook the masala for some time until the gravy becomes a little thick.
  • Heat a spoon of ghee, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and pour on the masala.
  • Serve hot with rice and papads.