Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brinjal Anchovies Stir-Fried

I'm back again, all for the love of you dearest followers of "cook with nava-k". How shall I begin today? Tell me please. I'm all ears and mouth. I'm unsure, that's why I thought of asking for opinion. No harm done. We sure learn from each other, don't we? Of course. One up for that, perhaps it will best if I show you what we learned so far. We made Mango Chutney, we made French Beans Tempeh, we made Salted Fish Mango Sambal and we also made Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers. How about this Brinjal Achovies Stir-Fried now? I guess you don't have a choice on discounting this side dish I have already decided upon. Sorry peeps, then again, whats there to be sorry about? Its a impressive spicy dish for our ever loved rice. Recipe was picked from mum, but I as usual, like to add my twist. Spicy brinjals cooked with crispy fried bilis/anchovies and aroma obviously must come from curry leaves for a such a traditional Malaysian dish.

2 (230g)  round/Indian brinjals - sliced
2 tbsp anchovies/ikan bilis -soaked for 10 mins and cut/snip into smaller pieces
(Note; you can use dried prawns too and for a vegetarian versions, I'm sure you vegetarians are smarter)
1/2 tbsp dried chilli paste/blended or grounded dried chillies
1/2 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
5 shallots - sliced thinly
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tbsp lime juice (or as needed)
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, fry anchovies until crispy, remove and keep aside.
In the same oil. saute shallots and ginger.
Add chilli paste, stir and cook till aromatic and oil splits.
Put in sliced brinjals, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
Season with salt.
Pour 3 tbsp of water, stir and cook to soften brinjal.
(Note; more water if you like more gravy/sauce)
Add fried anchovies and lime juice.
Give a good stir before removing from heat.

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  1. बहुत सुन्दर | आपकी हर पोस्ट पढ़ कर बहुत अच्छा लगा |
    आप मेरे ब्लॉग पे भी आइये आपको अपने पसंद की कुछ रचनाये मिलेंगी
    दिनेश पारीक

  2. Wow, never thought of mixing the 2 ingredients... nice!

  3. definitely a yummy dish. Can eat 2 plates of rice with this alone

  4. yums!!! look so good!! XD anything with lime juice + curry leaves + chillies = AWESOME!! XD

  5. thanks everyone for the yummy comments.


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