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Brinjal Gravy (Eggplant Gravy)

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Brinjal Gravy (Eggplant Gravy),is a very tasty recipe and it goes very well with biryani, variety rice, chapathi or dosa. This recipe was suggested by my friend Nishia and I first tasted this recipe in her house with biryani and I loved it.

Ingredients:

  • 6 small Brinjal (Eggplant)
  • 2 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Ginger paste
  • ½ tsp Garlic paste
  • A few Curry leaves
  • ½ lemon size Tamarind Extract
  • 2 tsp Curd
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 ½ -3 tsp Coriander powder
  • 10 Black pepper corn
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Salt

To grind Paste:

  • ¼ -1/2 cup Peanut
  • 3-4 tsp White Sesame seeds
  • 5 Cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp Poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera seeds

Method:

  1. Heat small pan, add peanuts, white sesame seeds, cashew nuts, poppy seeds, fenugreek seeds, jeera seeds and then dry roast  for 2 mins.  And then add into the mixer and grind a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add pepper corn and curry leaves splutter and then add onion finely chopped and sauté for golden color.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for raw smell goes out and then add finely chopped tomatoes and sauté for mushy consistency.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well and then add brinjal (eggplant) and sauté for 5 mins or till cooked well.
  5. Add tamarind water, chilli powder, coriander powder and curd and mix well.
  6. Add water and cover with the lid and cook for 5-8 mins.
  7. Open the lid and add grinded paste and mix well. Cover with the lid and cook for 5-10 mins in low flame. (If needed add 2 tsp oil and then cook)
  8. Brinjal Gravy (Eggplant Gravy) is ready now.

Sample Pictorial:

2nd

Heat oil in a pan. Add pepper corn and curry leaves till splutter.

 

3rd

Add onion finely chopped and sauté for golden color. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for raw smell goes out.

 

4th

Add finely chopped tomatoes and sauté for mushy consistency.

 

5th

Add salt and tomatoes till mushy consistency.

 

6th

Add turmeric powder and mix well.

 

7th

Add brinjal (eggplant) and sauté for 5 mins or till cooked well.

 

8th

Add tamarind water.

 

 

10th

Add chilli powder, coriander powder.

 

11th

Add curd and mix well.

 

12th

Add water and cover with the lid and cook for 5-8 mins.

 

13th

Take peanuts, white sesame seeds, cashew nuts, poppy seeds, fenugreek seeds, jeera seeds.

 

14th

Heat small pan, add peanuts, white sesame seeds, cashew nuts, poppy seeds, fenugreek seeds, jeera seeds and then dry roast for 2 mins.

 

15th

And then add into the mixer and grind a fine paste.

 

16th

Open the lid and add grinded paste and mix well. Cover with the lid and cook for 5-10 mins in low flame.

 

17th

(If needed add 2 tsp oil and then cook).

 

18th

Brinjal Gravy (Eggplant Gravy) is ready now.

 

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