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Brinjal Stir fry

I think if you notice I have always told you in my posts about my past hate history with brinjals and yet all I have posted mainly are brinjal recipes. Funny!? Don’t you think? So this is an original from my grandmother. There’s something so comforting about this recipe, that when you just have it with steamed rice it puts a smile on your face.
To all you brinjal haters please do try it, at least one try… and to my fellow brinjal lovers… yes it is simply good.
As I always say you can make it as spicy as your buds allow you. I have added green chilly but you could even substitute it with red chili flakes. I have tried both and I like it both ways.

Serves: 2- 3

Long green brinjal – 4 nos.
Onion – 1 chopped
Green chilly – 3 chopped
Garlic – 5 cloves minced
Tomato – 1 chopped
Cilantro – a bunch chopped
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste


Heat oil. Add cumin seeds. Once they splutter around, add in the chopped garlic and chilly. Once the raw smell is gone add in the chopped onion. Cook till soft, and tumble in the chopped tomatoes. Cook till they turn mushy and release their juices. Now add in the brinjal and a splash of water. Cover and cook till the brinjal is nice and tender and coated with the sauce. Season with salt and finish off with the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with a steaming bowl of white rice.


  1. I tried this ,had it with white rice. Honestly , this is the only best possible way I would enjoy having brinjal!

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