Nellur brinjal fry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Nellur brinjal fry is a popular dish native to Andhra Pradesh. The dish can be found in many roadside dhabas and is a favorite side dish of local people.

This vegetarian Indian fish can be easily prepared. You can make it by sauteing the brinjal slices. The brinjal slices are coated with masala including coconut and curry leaves. The delicious masala coated brinjal slices turn into soft and delicious pieces which can be eaten as side dish.

The best accompaniment with this dish is roti. You can also learn how to make it by following our step by step recipe guide.

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Chich Barak Kebbe, Lemon Leaf Mint Thogayal , Taiwanese Hamburgers, Chettinad Kathrikai Avial

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  • 1/2 kg - dark, round brinjal (cut into 4 pieces vertically)
  • 1 cup - dry coconut
  • 1 cup - onion, chopped
  • 1 cup - garlic
  • 2 tsp - cumin
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp - cooking oil

How to Make Nellur brinjal fry

  • Grind masala with onion, coconut and garlic with 1 tsp of cumin and curry leaves.
  • Fry oil in a kadai, add cumin, mustard and curry leaves.
  • After the mustard splutters, add chopped brinjal and turmeric.
  • Fry till half cooked, then keep aside.
  • Add masala to the remaining oil in the kadai and fry for 10 mins.
  • Add the fried brinjal to masala, add salt, chilli powder and stir.
  • Remove from fire after the oil starts separating from the curry.