BABY BRINJAL MASALA

18 May

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This is a very simple yet delicious dish for all the brinjal lovers like me to enjoy. Mostly everyone likes brinjal, though their can be ,few exceptions like my hubby dear :). Baby green brinjals with thin skins and lovely green colour are not easily available here like in india . They are a rarity like some other indian  vegatables. Though the purple and dark coloured ones are found all around the year. Coming to the recipie………

BABY BRINJAL MASALA

prep time :10 minutes                   cooking time : 10 minutes

serves : 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 KG (500 grms)  Baby Green Brinjals, washed
  • 2-3 Garlic Flakes, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • few roasted peanuts

For Tempering/Tadka:

  • 1-1½ tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¾ tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Channa Dal/Split Bengal Gram
  • ½ tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • Big pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
    Few Curry Leaves

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Method :

Remove the stems of baby brinjals and cut it vertically in the middle.
To make spice powder, heat few drops of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, halved chilles and finely chopped garlic. Roast them in low heat for a minute till garlic turns light brown and cumin seeds too turn light brown. Let it cool down a bit before you proceed to next step.
Place them in a mixer along with roasted peanuts and grind into a fine powder without adding any water. Keep this aside till needed.
Heat oil in a same pan and add channa dal, urad dal, mustard, dry red chillies and hing. Sauté it on medium flame till mustard starts to pop and splutter.
Now add cumin seeds, sliced garlic and curry leaves and sauté till cumin, dal and garlic turns light golden brown.
Drain water from sliced brinjal pieces and add them to the pan. Increase the heat and stir fry them continously for about 5 mins. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste and give it a good stir for another 5 mins.
Mix spice blend and stir fry for another 3-5 mins till all the flavours blend well and brinjal pieces are cooked to tender.
Serve this delicious stir fry as a side dish  with steaming bowl of Rice/Chapatti .
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