Friday, 25 January 2013

Brinjal podi a southindian Recipe

Brinjal is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, copper and thiamin (vitamin B1). It is also a good source of vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and niacin. Brinjal also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid.
Soooo friends today I m going to share the brinjal fry ( south Indian) recipe that I learned from my friend here. I found a good friend here in US & she also loves to cook....When i visited her house she prepared this special recipe & I just loved that..
It is an amazing, simple and deliciously fried vegetable cooked with simple  ingredients. It is a great yummy dish which can be serve as a side dish with the main course or else eaten with rice or chapatti or roti...Hope u’ll also like the recipe..
Basically this is made of various types of powder dals (Podis or dry spice mix powder prepared with a combination of spices, lentils, herbs or leaves are roasted separately in oil or dry roast and ground to make a crumbly powder)& brinjals.....Do try this simple and exceptionally delicious dish and enjoy its flavors.

So here is the powder daal / podi recipe which is simple to make, aromatic, packed with proteins, easy on the stomach and tasty.


To make the Roasted dal powders U need:

1 cup of channa dal
1 cup of split urad dal (with skin)
3tblsp of moong dal
2tblsp sesame seeds
1tblsp cumin seeds
12-15 red chillies
Raw garlic- 3-4 cloves
Handful curry leaves

Dry roast all the daals, red chillies , cumin & sesame seeds separately. Mix all things in a bowl. Let it cool for 5-10 mins in room tempr & then Grind them & make a powder.

Now to make the brinjal fry u ll need:
Small Brinjals/ egg plants- 8-10
Roasted dal powders - 4-5 tblsp (see the recipe below)
salt as per the taste
haldi- 1 tsp
Red chilly powder as per your taste
oil- 2tblsp
mustard/cumin seeds- 1 tsp
hing/ asafoetida a pinch
1 large onion thinly sliced
curry leaves a few
chopped coriander leaves a few for garnishing.


Wash the brinjals thoroughly and make 4 slits and keep aside.  Put the brinjals in cold water. Heat oil in a pan. Add a pinch hing. Then add mustard -cumin seeds & curry leaves. let it splutter.
Add the sliced onions. saute for a min or two till they turns translucent. Then add the brinjals & fry for 2-3 min. on medium flame. Add haldi , salt & red chilly powder. Mix well. Cover the lid for 7-10 min. till  brinjals are done. Take a small bowl add 1/2 cup of water. To that add the podi powder. Mix well.

Remove the lid & stir the brinjals. Add the mixed podi powder to the brinjals & mix it well. Stir for another 3-4 min till the brinjals are completely coated with powder. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Your brinjal podi is now ready to serve. Switch off the flame & serve hot with phulka/ paratha or any type rice.

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