Brinjal Daal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 5 - medium sized Brinjals (cut into one inch cubes)
  • 2 - medium sized Onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 - medium sized Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp - min seeds
  • 1 tsp - Urad dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Little turmeric powder
  • 1tsp - tamarind juice extract
  • 1/2 cup - cooked and smashed Toor Dal

How to Make Brinjal Daal

  • Cook the brinjal pieces separately in boiling water till the brinjals become soft and mashable, then drain water the keep them apart.
  • Fry the chopped onions and tomatoes separately with little oil and add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala to it.
  • After the above fried mixture becomes a semisolid paste, add the tamarind juice extract, pour little water and leave the vessel covered till the raw tamarind smell goes off.
  • Put the cooked brinjal pieces to the above paste and stir.
  • Pour 1/2 cup water and leave the vessel covered for 5 to 10 minutes, till the mixture is slightly reduced.
  • Heat oil and add mustard, urud daal, cumin seeds and sliced green chillies and pour it into the above mixture. Then, pour the mashed toor dal into it and let the mixture boil for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Finally Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Rice/Rotis/Dosas.