Brinjal Ennegayi Recipe Andhra Style

Welcome to Home Cooking with Me, Subramanian! Brinjal, also known as eggplant, is one of my all-time favorite vegetables. Today, I want to share with you a mouthwatering brinjal curry recipe with a delectable masala that pairs perfectly with flatbreads and rice.

Brinjal Ennegayi Recipe Andhra Style
Brinjal Ennegayi Recipe Andhra Style

Unleash the Flavors with a Roasted Masala

To start, let’s prepare a fragrant masala. In a pan, heat half a teaspoon of oil and roast 1 teaspoon of chana dal, 1 teaspoon of urad dal, half a teaspoon of whole peppercorns, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds, and a few fenugreek seeds. Add 6 red chilies (you can use any variety you have), and continue roasting until the ingredients turn a lovely brown color. Transfer the roasted ingredients to a plate and let them cool.

Once cooled, grind the roasted spices into a fine powder using a mixer or a mortar and pestle. Set the masala powder aside.

Creating the Brinjal Magic

In a white kadai, heat 3 tablespoons of oil. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds start sizzling, add a pinch of asafoetida powder and 2 red chilies. Now, add 2 roughly chopped medium-sized onions and sauté them for a minute.

Next, add 6 to 7 cloves of roughly crushed garlic and a handful of curry leaves. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder and a teaspoon of rock salt (regular salt will do if you don’t have rock salt) into the mixture. Toss in 1 roughly chopped large tomato and 3 slit green chilies. Mix everything well and let the vegetables cook.

Add a teaspoon of the masala powder and give it a stir. Choose tender brinjals for this recipe as they are the king of vegetables and provide the best taste and texture. Add the brinjals (approximately 750 grams) and cook them for about 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, pour in ¼ cup of tamarind puree and mix well. Add half a cup of water and let it simmer on medium flame for 10 minutes.

The Grand Finale

Now comes the exciting part! Add the ground masala powder to the cooked brinjals and gently mix everything together. Add a little water if needed to bring the masala together. Allow the curry to cook for another 5 minutes, and voila! You have a delicious brinjal masala ready to be served.

Garnish the brinjal masala with freshly chopped coriander leaves. This dish pairs beautifully with rice or chapatis, making it perfect for lunchboxes too.

Enjoy this delightful brinjal masala with your loved ones, and don’t forget to savor every bite. To discover more amazing recipes, subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the Bell icon for notifications.

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