Kerala Style Brinjals

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 10 - small brinjals
  • 2 cups - onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup - coconut grated
  • 1 tsp - garlic grated
  • 1 tsp - ginger grated
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - tamarind pulp
  • 6 - whole red chillies dry
  • 1 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp - oil

How to Make Kerala Style Brinjals

  • Remove stems of brinjals.
  • Make 2 cross incisions at base of each brinjal.
  • Soak in salted water for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, toast grated coconut for 1 minute.
  • Add chillies, coriander, cumin and toast for another minute.
  • Dry grind to a coarse powder.
  • Heat oil in earthen cooking pot or heavy pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Add ginger, garlic, curry leaves.
  • Stir.
  • Add onions, turmeric and saute till onions are tender.
  • Add ground powder and saute till mixed well.
  • Add 2 cups water, salt, brinjals, and mix.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Add tamarind pulp.
  • Cook till brinjals are tender and oil separates.
  • Garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot with lime rice/ jeera rice/ plain rice and papad.

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