Thursday, July 30, 2015

Posted by Mala at 2:00:00 AM No comments
Generally Brinjal / eggplant is very low in calories and fats but rich in fibre content. It is very effective in controlling blood pressure too.It is also a good source of many minerals. This curry, roasted brinjals with spice powders, specially roasted and home made is a very tasty one. Some prefer to add it straight to rice, and with little bit ghee or gingely oil, mix it up well and eat.

Brinjals, lengthwise cut - 1/2 kg (1.1 lbs)
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 4 tbsps
Curry leaves - a handful

To roast and grind to a powder
Cooking oil - 2 tsps
Channa dhal - 2 tsps
Coriander seeds - 3 tsps
Red chillies - 3-4

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Dry Curry
Prep time: 10-12 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Cut brinjals, soaked in water, so that they will not turn black

Take oil in a pan, add turmeric, hing powders, and mustard seeds.

                                     After the seeds splutter, add brinjals, salt and chilli powder


Add curry leaves too, gently roast, keeping on slow flame.

Take a pan, add 2 tsps oil, and roast all the ingredients mentioned above

Powder to a slightly coarse mixture, after it cools down a bit

By now, the brinjals would have been roasted to perfection. Add the spice powder also, mix and switch off.

Serve with hot rice and kuzhambu or rasam of your choice.

You can make the same version of the curry with Purple Brinjals / Eggplants too, which is in rich antioxidants, which have potential health effects against cancer, aging and neurological diseases.



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