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Zesty Brinjal and Dal Curry Recipe

Zesty Brinjal and Dal Curry is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 12 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • Medium-sized Brinjals - 8 (not round ones)
  • Ginger - 2 inches
  • Coriander - equal to the Ginger
  • Tamarind juice ( thick) - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tsp
  • Green chillies - 5
  • Red Chillies -3 (cut into pieces)
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Zesty Brinjal and Dal Curry:

    1. First, make a paste of green chillies, ginger, and coriander leaves.
    2. Cut the brinjal into 2-inch pieces.
    3. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan. Put chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.
    4. Allow them to splutter. Add red chillies and fry them well.
    5. Add the brinjal pieces, salt, and turmeric.
    6. Fry them for a while and cover the pan with a plate. Put some water on the plate.
    7. After the brinjals are half-cooked, add the tamarind juice and ginger-coriander paste in the brinjal pieces and mix well.
    8. Close the pan again, but stir it frequently.
    9. After 5 or 6 minutes, the curry is ready.
    10. Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve.
    11. Tastes good with white rice and ghee.


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