Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Brinjal Podi fry (Eggplant fry)

I was never a fan of eggplants back home but now I try to make it once in a while. When made well it tastes delicious. I usually make this podi fry with potatoes but tried it with brinjal for tamil new yr's and it came out pretty well.


Brinjal (Eggplant) (sliced) - 2 cups
Onions (thinly sliced) - 1
Salt - as needed
Oil - 4 tbsp

To Powder:
Channal dal - 2 tbsp
Thur dal - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Dhania (coriander seeds) - 2 tbsp
Methi (fenugreek seeds) - 1 tsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 2 tbsp


Boil the brinjal slices in water with a pinch of turmeric for about 5min. This helps to cook it faster when mixed with the powder. Dry roast the "to powder" ingredients and grind into a coarse powder. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions. Once the onions turn golden brown add the ground powder, salt and boiled brinjal slices. Fry in low heat till the brinjal is cooked and absorbs the masala. Serve with rice and sambar. This can also be made without boiling the brinjal first but it will require more cooking time and more oil.


Asha said...


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

hay it looks nice.... it sounds easy ....

As I like it said...
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As I like it said...

I am a brinjal-hater. But will try this with potato, maybe. Seems simple.

Deepz said...
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Rajee said...

I have tried out this brinjal podi fry and it comes out excellent!!

Thanks for ur recipes.

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Deepz said...

Thanks Asha & Sukanya.

Yes Meera the same recipe can be made with potatoes.

Thanks Rajee.

Sadhana said...

Hello , a lovely recipe - I tried it with some groundnuts as well in the powder and it turned out to be divine. Thanks for the easy but tasty recipe