Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brinjal Stir-Fry

Brinjal? Gotto be one of my favourites. In fact a fav among family members too. Any which way cooked, we love brinjal. Simply fried with turmeric powder and salt, and none more, or even this style to brinjal (Kangkung Belacan, Curried Ladies Finger & Kacang Buncis Tempe). So, pretty much I think enough said today, recipe picked up from mummy dearest and I, as usual added my twist and turn. Brinjal stir fried alongside anchovies, curry leaves, dried chilli paste, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic. 

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 version, omit both).
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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