Brinjal

Eggplant (also known as aubergine) is a shiny bulbous vegetable in the nightshade family that comes in green, white, or, more commonly, purple. The eggplant itself is actually a berry, and its edible watertight skin and disc-like seeds show clearly its similarity to peppers and tomatoes.

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)
Brinjal, Curries and Gravies

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)

Baingan Mussalam or Mughlai style Brinjals cooked in a tangy tomato gravy is a delicious and mouth-watering side dish for rotis, naans or parathas. This version of the recipe uses the brinjal whole and in the other version the brinjals are chopped. Ingredients: Brinjals (Aubergines) – 250g Oil – 2 […]

Baingan Kachri (Deep-fried Brinjal Slices)
Brinjal, Snacks

Baingan Kachri

Deep fried brinjal slices or Baingan Kachri is a popular North Indian tea time snack. This can also be served as a starter to any meal, especially with dinner. Ingredients: Baingan (Brinjals / Aubergines) – 4, long Whole Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups Red Chilli Powder – 2 to […]

Brinjal Chutney
Brinjal, Chutneys and Sauces

Brinjal Chutney

A different variety of chutney with brinjals for idli, dosa or chapati. Ingredients: Brinjals – 4, large ones or 7, medium ones Green Chillies – 4 to 5 Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 20 to 22 Curry Leaves – handful Coriander Leaves – large handful Tamarind – little, seedless Salt as […]

Small Brinjals
Brinjal, Sambar

Chinna Kathirikai Kuzhambu (Small Brinjal Sambar)

Sambar is a popular South Indian dish made with various vegetables. This one using small brinjals is a popular variety and is typically served with hot rice and side dish of choice. Ingredients: Violet Brinjals – 10, small ones Tamarind Extract – 1 cup, not too thick and slightly watery Oil […]

Eggplant Chips
Brinjal, Kids, Snacks

Eggplant Chips

A simple and great snack for any occasion. These make a super easy evening snack or a late-night movie munchies. Ingredients: Eggplants (Aubergines/Brinjals) – 4, medium Oil – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp (Substitute with 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder if […]

Fried Eggplant Salad
Brinjal, Middle Eastern, Salad

Fried Eggplant Salad

A classic Greek style salad with fried brinjals, capsicum & spring onions with an optional crumbled cheese on top. Ingredients: Eggplants (Brinjals) – 300 gms, chopped Cheese – 2 tblsp, crumbled (optional) Capsicums – 2, small, chopped Spring Onions – 2, finely sliced Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Extra-Virgin Olive […]

Thai Coconut Curry
Brinjal, Pumpkin, Thai

Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas

This delicious Vegetarian Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas is easy to make, tasty and ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Coconut Milk – 400 ml Tomatoes – 400 gms Chickpeas – 200 gms, soaked in slightly salted water for 8 hours or overnight and drained Red Chilli Flakes – 1 […]

Brinjals
Brinjal, Chutneys and Sauces

Brinjal Peanut Chutney

A simple to make sweet and sour chutney with brinjal and peanuts. The sourness of the tamarind and the sweetness of jaggery complement this chutney beautifully. Use as desired. Ingredients: Brinjals – 3 cups, chopped Peanuts – 1/4 cup, roasted, skin removed Kalonji (Nigella Seeds) – 1 tsp Cumin Seeds – […]

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry
Brinjal, Side Dish

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry is a delicious South Indian brinjal delicacy served as a side dish with rice items. Ingredients: Kathirikkai (Purple/Violet Brinjals) – 500 gms Oil – 2 1/2 tblsp Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp Urad Dal – 2 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tsp Coriander Seeds – 1 […]

Brinjals (Aubergines)
Brinjal, Curries and Gravies

Spicy Goan Brinjal Curry

Goan inspired Brinjal Curry. Serve as a side dish with roti, naan or pulao. Ingredients: Brinjals – 2, medium, sliced lengthways, use long ones if available Tamarind Extract – 2 to 3 tsp, thick Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp […]

Brinjals (Aubergines)
Brinjal, Sambar

Brinjal Masala Kuzhambu

Best served hot with rice. Ingredients: Brinjals (Aubergines) – 5, slit Onion – 1, big, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Coriander Powder – 3 tsp Turmeric Powder – a pinch Salt as per taste Grind together: Coconut – 2 tblsp Black Peppercorns […]

Brinjal Salad
Brinjal, Salad

Brinjal Salad

A simple and delicious salad. Ingredients: Brinjals – 4, cut into thin slices Olive Oil – 1 1/2 cups For the dressing: Virgin Olive Oil – 200 ml Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup Zest of 1 Lemons Garlic – 2 cloves, peeled, crushed Parsley – 6 to 7 tblsp, finely […]

Brinjals
Brinjal, Side Dish

Nei Kathirikai

Brinjals stuffed with masala and roasted in ghee. Serve as a side dish with roti or naan. Ingredients: Kathirikai (Brinjals) – 3 to 4 Onions – 2, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Green Chillies – 2 Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder – 1 tsp Sambar Powder […]

Baba Ganoush
Brinjal, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Baba Ganoush

A classic Mediterranean/Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Ingredients: Eggplant (Brinjal) – 1, halved Juice of 1 Lemon Sesame Paste – 1 tblsp Garlic – 1 clove, minced Parsley – 1 tblsp, finely chopped Olive Oil as required Salt – a pinch White Pepper Powder as per taste Method: 1. Heat little […]

Brinjal Masala Sambar
Brinjal, Sambar

Brinjal Masala Sambar

Ingredients: Brinjals – 6, small, stems removed, quartered Sambar Onions – 10 to 12 Toor Dal – 1 tblsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Sambar Powder – 2 tsp Tamarind Extract – 1 cup Salt as per taste Oil as required To Grind: Fenugreek Seeds – 1/4 tsp Bengal Gram […]

Eggplant (Brinjal) and Mint Pizza
Brinjal, Pizza

Eggplant (Brinjal) and Mint Pizza

Ingredients: Thincrust Pizza Base – 1 Mint Leaves – 2 tblsp, finely chopped Brinjals (Eggplants) – 1, sliced Tomato Sauce – 2 tblsp Button Mushrooms – 1 cup, sliced (optional) Red Wine Vinegar (or Light Soy Sauce) – 1 tblsp Olive Oil – 2 tsp + plus extra Capsicum – […]

Hot and Sour Brinjals
Brinjal

Hot and Sour Brinjals

Ingredients: Brinjal (Eggplant) – 2, small, chopped Onion – 1, medium, sliced Garlic – 1 clove, finely sliced Red Chilli – 1 tsp, finely chopped Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Oil – 2 tblsp Salt as per taste For the sauce: Red Wine Vinegar – 1 tblsp Caster Sugar – […]

Eggplant (Brinjal) Pasta
Brinjal, Pasta

Eggplant Pasta

Ingredients: Penne Pasta – 200 gms, cooked as per packet instructions until al dente Eggplant (Brinjal) – 200 gms, chopped Cherry Tomatoes – 200 gms, halved Garlic – 2 cloves, finely sliced Basil Leaves – handful, chopped Red Chillies – 2, finely chopped Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tblsp Balsamic […]

Brinjals
Brinjal, Side Dish

Kathirikai Masala Poriyal

Ingredients: Brinjals – 250 gms, tender, slit lengthwise Onions – 2, large, chopped Garlic – 10 cloves, chopped Tomato – 1, chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp Oil – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Dry roast and grind to a coarse powder: Bengal […]

Stuffed Kathirikai (Brinjal)
Brinjal, Rasam

Stuffed Kathirikai Rasam (Brinjal Rasam)

Ingredients: Tender Brinjals (Kathirikai) – 5, cut into quarters but leave them intact at the base for stuffing Garlic – 3 cloves Ginger – little piece, peeled Green Chilli – 1 Dry Red Chilli – 1 Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Tamarind Extract – 1/2 cup, thick Turmeric Powder – […]

Brinjals
Brinjal, Sambar

Stuffed Kathirikai (Brinjal) Sambar

Ingredients: Toor Dal – 250 gms, boiled Brinjals – 500 gms, tender, stems removed Onions – 3, chopped Tomatoes – 3, chopped Tamarind Extract – 1/2 cup Sambar Powder – 1 tsp For the stuffing: Sambar Powder – 1 tblsp Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Rice Flour – 1 tblsp […]