Brinjal masala curry – Traditional south indian famous brinjal masala dish recipe

Here is the one more south Indian style dish brinjal masala curry. Brinjal is called as the king of vegetables. It is having the common names like egg plant or aubergine or baingan. Usually brinjals varies in size like round, cylindrical and even long. Not only the size but also we can see different colors of brinjals like light purple, white and light green shade. Most of the people like to eat round brinjals (gutti vankaya). This brinjals look great in shape and size and gives an elegant taste when mixed with ingredients. Some like to eat this gutti vankaya (brinjals) fry, brinjal stuffed with red chili powder, brinjal curry, brinjal gravy and many more varieties.

Brinjal is one of my favorite vegetable. Today I am going introduce you the delicious brinjala masala curry (gutti vankaya masala curry). This is best eaten with chapathi or hot rice. It is easy to prepare and this brinjal won’t take much time to cook. Start preparing this spicy dish at your kitchen and serve this tasty food item to your family members.

Brinjal masala curry

Brinjal masala curry

Ingredientsbrinjal masala ingredients

  • Brinjals – ¼ kg
  • Onions – 2
  • Green chilies – 4
  • Oil – ½ cup
  • Ginger – 1 big piece
  • Garlic cloves – 10
  • Coriander leaves
  • Red chili powder – 2tbsp
  • Salt (required)

For tempering

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Chenna dall – 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Coriander leaves

How to Make

Step 1: Wash the brinjals with fresh water neatly.

Step 2: Take a bowl and fill half with water.

Step 3: Add 1tbsp of salt into the water.

Step 4: Take brinjals and start cutting them with knife as shown in the image.

cutting them

Step 5: Put that brinjals pieces into that bowl containing salt water.

Step 6: Cut the onions and green chilies. Keep this a side.

Step 7: Cut the ginger into small pieces and add to jar.

small pieces

Step 8: Now add garlic cloves also to the jar. And grind the ginger and garlic to fine paste. Keep this a side.

garlic cloves

Step 9: Take a fry pan on stove add oil to it. Give a medium flame to the pan.

Step 10: After oil getting hot add mustard seeds, channa dal and cumin seeds.

Step 11: Fry it till the spiced gives pop sound. Now add curry leaves.

Step 12: Add onions and green chilies to it.

green chilies

Step 13: Fry the onions for 5 minutes.

Step 14: Now add ginger garlic paste to the onions.

ginger garlic paste

Step 15: Fry it nicely. Now add brinjal pieces which we soaked in salt.

brinjal pieces

Step 16: Fry the pieces for 5 minutes. Add salt, turmeric and red chili powder.

turmeric and red chili

Step 17: Mix the ingredients and add 1 glass of water.

glass of water

Step 18: Let the brinjals cook in the water for 10 minutes. Cover the pan with lid.

Step 19: Turn off the flame.

Step 20: Garnish with coriander leaves.

coriander leaves

Serve hot with hot rice or chapathis or rotis.

Note: If you won’t soak the brinjal pieces in salt water the brinjals turns color. So better follow the process and taste this yummy recipe.

Among all vegetables brinjal or eggplant is only the low calorie vegetable. Those who want to reduce weight they can blindly prefer this vegetable for eating. Brinjal is having healthy nutrition profile. In western world this veggie is popularly known as aubergine. Generally this brinjal plant would be only 4 feet tall but bears many bright fruits. No vegetable shines like brinjal or eggplant. Eating of brinjal or baingan gives lot of health benefits like prevents cancer; reduce weight, fights from heart diseases, skin shines like younger and good for brain. Many essential vitamins involved in brinjal. On the whole brinjal is package of nutrients. Eggplant (gutti vankaya) is a good source of copper, iron, potassium and manganese.