Brinjal (vankaya) tomato curry is the famous south Indian dish that can be taste with a bowl of hot rice. Brinjal lovers will sure like this tasty dish. We can prepare brinjals with so many variations like brinjal fry, brinjal pickle, spicy brinjal curry etc. But preparing brinjal tomato curry is so easy compared with other dishes. Ginger garlic paste is added while preparing the dish; this gives a masala flavor to curry.
Usually we will use long brinjals for preparing this dish. This vankaya tomato curry is best eaten as a side dish in dosa or chapathis or even in rotis. Adding the correct quantity of ingredients will give the dish nice flavors. So follow the procedure. Here is the step by step process of preparing brinjal tomato curry recipe.
Brinjal tomato curry
- Brinjals – ¼ kg
- Onions – 2
- Tomatoes – 2
- Green chilies – 3
- Red chili powder – 1 tbsp
- Turmeric – ½ tbsp
- Salt (required)
- Oil – 4tbsp
- Tempering seeds – 1 ½ tbsp
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
- Coriander leaves
- Curry leaves
How to Make
Step 1: Chop the onions, green chilies and tomatoes and keep this a side.
Step 2: Take a bowl and fill it with water. Add 1tbsp of crystal salt into the water.
Step 3: Now start cutting brinjals into straight pieces (4piesces) and put them immediately into the salt water.
Step 4: Take a pan on stove and give a medium flame.
Step 5: Add oil to it. Heat it. After oil getting hot add tempering seeds.
Step 6: Fry them till sizzling. Put the chopped onions and green chilies.
Step 7: Fry them till the onions become golden brown.
Step 8: Add ginger garlic paste to the onions. Fry it for 2mins.
Step 9: Add chopped tomatoes to it.
Step 10: Put salt, red chili powder and turmeric. Mix all the ingredients well.
Step 11: Cover the pan with lid for 5 mins, so that the tomatoes will cook nicely.
Step 12: Later remove the lid and add brinjal pieces to the mixture.
Step 13: Mix it well. Add ½ glass of water and cover the pan with lid.
Step 14: Cook it for 10mins in low flame. Open the lid and garnish the dish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Tasty brinjal tomato curry is ready.
Note: If you won’t put the brinjal pieces in the salt the pieces will turn into black and gives bitter taste.
Brinjal is well known to reduce weigh and cholesterol levels. It acts a good treatment for diabetes, cancer and hypertension.