Many people simply do not like brinjal or eggplant. Many of them do not even know, why they do not like eggplant, haha. They simply do :). It may be just because they not even tried many such dishes or they do not like the taste of brinjal. If the second one is your case then nobody can help you. But if the first one is your case then you are at right place. Brinjal curry with tomatoes and a lot of roasted spices is really very delicious dish and there is no harm in try this dish at home.
But I do not think you dislike eggplant rather you are in that group of people who actually like eggplant, like me. There are many delicious dishes where brinjals are added, but there are few super delicious dishes what primarily made with a lot of brinjals, is it not? Apart from brinjal curry I also prefer baingan bharta, another popular North Indian dish. So do you like any other special dish made with brinjals? Is there any then share that name with me and other readers too.
I won’t say it’s an easy recipe though it looks so and takes very less time too. Then why is it a not easy dish to make? This dish needs a lot of roasted spices so that it creates a fantastic aroma what makes it a mouth-watering dish. But if you add too many spices then you will create very strong aroma what is not expected. So add fewer spices if you have doubt but do not add excess spices.
Okay fine, now let’s talk about brinjal curry. It’s a rich tomato based spicy brinjal curry dish. All roasted spices are used here and create pickle flavor. You need to roast coriander (dhania), cumin (jeera), mustard (sarso), ajwain & fennel (saunf) seeds and then make the powder with a grinder. Properly ripe tomatoes are used in brinjal curry. Those tomatoes bring reddish color and slightly sweet and sour taste in this dish.
Brinjal curry recipe
- Brinjal/baingan - 1 large size ( cut into small pieces)
- Tomatoes / tamatar - 2 medium size (chopped)
- Onion / pyaz - 1 large size (chopped)
- Green chilies / hara mirch (chopped) - 2 pieces
- Coriander / dhania powder (roasted) - 2 tsp
- Cumin / jeera powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Ajwain powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Mustard / sarso powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Fennel /.saunf powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - as needed
- Water - as needed
- Heat a frying pan and roast all spices and make powder by using grinder, take all spices in a separate container
- Now heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onions and cook till turns to light brown color
- Now add all spices & chopped green chilies and fry for 20-30 seconds and stir
- Add chopped tomatoes and stir well and cook for another 5-6 mins
- Now add small pieces of brinjal / baingan and mix with all other ingredients and cook for 5 mins again
- Now add 1 tbsp water and cober the pan to cook in low flame for 5-7 mins
- Now switch off flame and serve this dish with roti (Indian bread) or rice
If you have liked this dish and also tried this recipe at home then please share your experience below. You can also try some spicy and very delicious dishes like achari paneer, Mumbai-style pav bhaji, soy granules salad, shahi paneer, kadai paneer, paneer butter masala and much more here.
So are you interested in making something special in Eggplant? Then why not try this recipe? It is delicious and full of brinjal & spices. So if you like eggplant then you definitely like this. Then GO GO GO GO GO, TRY This dish at home, surprise others and share your experience here and let other readers know about your story.