Friday, 23 May 2014

Brinjal / Vankaya / Badanekai stir fry with methi leaves

Brinjal / Vankaya / Badanekai stir fry will be good with either chapathi's or rice.

Ingredients for Brinjal / Vankaya / Badanekai stir fry :

Brinjal(tall ones) – 4
Methi leaves - 1 cup
Onion 1 – finely chopped(large one)
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt – to taste
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillis
1tsp bengal gram dal/channa dal/senaga pappu
1tsp split black gram dal/urad dal/minappapu

To prepare Brinjal / Vankaya / Badanekai stir fry :

1.First cut onions into fine pieces and brinjal into small pieces and put brinjal pieces into salt water.
2. Heat olive oil, add the mustard seeds and once they splutter, add the cumin seeds, channa dal, urad dal and red chillies. Once the dal turns red, add the ginger garlic paste, and curry leaves and saute for half a minute.
3. Add the onions and saute till transparent, approx 4-5 mts.
4. Add chopped Methi leaves and fry till raw smell leaves then add  brinjal and salt. Fry until the oil separates from the mixture. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry for few seconds. Close with a lid and cook on low flame till the brinjal become soft or your desired consistency.
5. Egg plant/brinjal stir fry is ready. Serve hot with rice or Chapati.

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