How to cook eggplant / brinjal curry

Eggplant curry is most delicious vegetarian recipe famous in south India. Eggplant is low fat vegetable with proteins and vitamins which are good for health. Now let us learn how to cook eggplant curry.


  • Eggplant( guthivankaya)- 5
  • Onions- 1 cup
  • Tomato- 2 cups
  • Green chillies- ¼ cup
  • Peanut- ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Coriander powder-1 spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 3 spoons
  • Red chilli powder- ½ spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds- ½ spoon
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 spoon
  • Sesame seeds- ½ spoon
  • Curry leaves-1 spring
  • Dry red chillies- 3
  • Oil required
  • Chopped coriander-1/2 cup


Step 1: Clean and cut the eggplant into long halves.

Step 2: Heat oil in kadai , fry the eggplant in oil and keep aside.

Step 3: For tempering, heat oil in a pan.

Step 4: Fry mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, chopped onions and curry leaves.

Step 5: Later add green chillies, tomato, turmeric powder and mix it well

Step 6: Add ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, chilli powder and stir it well.

Step 7: Place a lid and cook it for 5min.

Step 8: On other side, fry peanuts and sesame seeds without oil and keep aside.

Step 9: Mix peanuts and sesame seeds into fine powder.

Step 10:  After 5min, add fried eggplant pieces in gravy add some water if necessary.

Step 11: Cook it for 10min at low flame.

Step 12: Add peanut and sesame powder mix it well and off the flame.

Step 13: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve curry in a bowl.

Enjoy the taste of eggplant gravy curry..