brinjal fry recipe – how to make simple brinjal fry
Brinjal is one of the vegetable that is not used by many, but they provide us with good nutrition and health benefits. So it should be included in our diet.
Brinjal can be used to make vangi bath, stuffed brinjal curry, brinjal chutney and brinjal fry. I have already posted a brinjal potato fry, this recipe is different and very simple.
This brinjal fry goes well with rice and rasam or sambar . It just takes about 25 minutes to prepare. To make any brinjal dish, always choose tender brinjals that are fresh without any bruises. Also after chopping brinjals keep them in salted water until they are used to cook.
You can add few green peas or crushed peanuts to make this brinjal fry recipe. Both add a different taste. If using green peas, just add them to the pan along with brinjal.
step by step photos on brinjal fry recipe
- 250 grams brinjal / vankaya
- 3 green chilies slit or ½ tsp red chili powder
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- ½ tsp mustard
- ½ tsp Cumin
- Pinch of turmeric
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (optional)
- ½ to ¾ tsp light garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 ½ tsp lemon juice (refer notes)
- 1 tbsp. Oil or as required
- Coarsely crushed roasted peanuts as desired
- This brinjal fry recipe can be made without peanuts too but they add a great taste. This step is optional. If you like to use peanuts for this recipe, dry roast them and set aside to cool. Remove the skin and pulse them in mixer.
- Wash brinjals in water. Slice them or cut to desired sizes. Add them to salt water.
- Heat oil in a wide pan, add cumin, mustard, and let them splutter.
- Add the green chilies, fry till they turn pale in color.
- Add ginger garlic paste, sauté quickly, do not fry for longer, can make your brinjal bitter.
- Add the brinjal, salt & turmeric, toss on a medium flame, till they are cooked. If needed cover and cook till soft.
- Add curry leaves, red chili powder, garam masala and coarsely crushed peanuts if using. Stir everything well. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.
- Add lemon juice if desired, before you serve.
- Serve vankaya fry with rice.