Eggplant or brinjal can be used to make many types of recipes like gravy, dry curry, chutney, kootu etc. Recipe with Brinjal (eggplant) are very tasty and the below curry is a very simple preparation with easily available ingredients.
Eggplant (Brinjal) – 300 gms
Peanuts (Groundnut) – 3 tbsp
Sliced Tomato – 1 big
Red Chilli Powder – ¾ tsp
Dhania (Coriander) Powder – 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin (Jeera) Powder – ½ tsp
Imli (Tamarind) Pulp – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds (Rai) – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – ¾ tsp
Curry Leaf – 2 strands
Remove the stem and crown of the Brinjal. Cut the Brinjal into long pieces.
Pressure cook the Peanut (Groundnut) with ¼ cup of water for two whistles.
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add Jeera and Curry Leaves and stir for 10 seconds.
Add Brinjal and cooked Peanuts and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add Tomatoes and cook for couple of minutes.
Add all the dry powders and Tamarind Pulp. Mix well.
Cover with a lid and cook for 5 to 6 minutes in low to medium heat. Stir in between. Cook till the vegetables are cooked well.
Goes well with rice or indian flatbread.