Called Vankaya Kura, Brinjal Curry is a favourite dish in South India. Not only is Brinjal low on calorie count, but it also contains some unique nutrients like minerals and iron.
To make Brinjal Curry, firstly onions need to be chopped into small pieces and the brinjal needs to be cut into medium-sized long pieces and immersed in salt water. Next, add mustard and cumin seeds to heated oil and add curry leaves when they begin to splutter. Next, add turmeric powder and onions and fry them for 2 minutes before adding ginger garlic paste and green chillies/chilli paste as well. This mixture needs to be cooked for 1-2 minutes for getting rid of the smell of onions and chillies before adding the brinjal pieces (only).
Sprinkle a little salt according to taste and cover the curry to allow it to deep fry on slow heat for at least 20 minutes before adding cilantro for aroma. Take the curry off the heat and enjoy it with rice or rotis.