Sunday, 15 May 2016

Quick Brinjal Curry

There are days when the last thing I feel like doing is cooking.Guess this isn't how you are supposed to feel when you are a food blogger. But cooking everyday can be a real challenge and at times boring.I guess deciding on what to cook is tougher than the cooking itself.There are days when I postpone cooking till the last  minute,everything else seems interesting, meaningless browsing on the internet, checking Facebook for the umpteenth time,searching for the next book to read (this is something I simply love) - though it's a miracle if I get to read a few pages of the one that  I am currently reading :) and the funniest thing is that I need to get all this and the cooking done within the 45 minutes that my little one naps .This recipe comes in handy on days like these.It's quick and yummy. Talking about boring things,I believe that if there's a competition for the most boring task,folding clothes would beat everything else.That is one task I'll gladly postpone everyday.I wonder why these people who invented "life saving" machines like washing machine and Dish washer, haven't yet discovered a machine that folds clothes :) ,to save lazy people like me :p

You'll Need:
Brinjals - 6 - 7 medium(cleaned and cut lengthwise)
oil - 2 tsp
Coriander and Mint leaves - from 1 sprig each( finely chopped)
salt as needed

To Roast and Grind in 2 tsp of oil:
Onion - 1 large (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 large (Finely chopped)
Whole Red Chillies -  2 - 3
Coriander Seeds - 1 Tb
Channa Dal - 1 Tb
Peanuts(skinless) - 1/2 Tb
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut (Grated or chopped) - 1 - 2 Tb

-In a pan heat the 2 tsp of oil and when it heats add the Hing and Turmeric Powder and stir for a few seconds.Then add the Channa Dal,Whole Red Chilli,Peanuts and Coriander seeds .
-When they are slightly browned add the onions and coconut and saute until the onions turn translucent.Then add the tomato and saute until it turns soft.Remove from the stove,cool the contents and grind to a fine paste.
-In a pressure cooker heat 2 tsp of oil and saute the Brinjal with a little salt until they are slightly browned.Now add the ground paste and 1 - 1.5 cups of water and mix well.Check for salt and add the mint and coriander leaves.You can add more water if you prefer a thinner gravy.
-Cook for 1 whistle and simmer for a few minutes.Done !

Thanks for stopping by ! Have a nice day !


  1. I really don't have a brinjal crazy family... they just seem to hate this vegetable though I am so-so with it... The curry sounds delicious...

  2. Interesting curry reni. May be i should give it a try sometime.


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