Brinjal curry is a traditional south indian curry shared along with a video procedure… It is a veg curry gravy recipe made using eggplants and is similar to other veg curries like cabbage curry, potato curry etc..
In south india it is commonly called as ‘vankaya koora’ and it is a common and basic curry made to be eaten with rice.
Other curry or sabzi related recipes on the blog to be tried including veg and non veg are aloo fry, aloo curry, baigan ki sabji, bagara baingan, mirchi ka salan, mutton gravy, south indian egg curry, egg pulusu, egg curry recipe , matar paneer, veg Kurma , paneer butter masala, paneer tikka masala etc.
This gravy brinjal curry is made to be eaten with rice rather than roti.
Brinjal is also called as aubergine. In markets, there are different kinds of brinjals/eggplants available. Any kind of brinjal is used to make this curry.
Many make this curry with different variations and I have preferred to keep it simple that is suitable for my blog readers from all across the country.
Eggplant is the king of vegetables and number of delicious recipes can be made with this veggie.
We usually make brinjal fry or in the form of vankaya pachadi/brinjal chutney.
This is a basic indian veg curry that is made in onion tomato masala gravy and into it added is eggplant which forms a thick gravy perfectly suitable to be eaten with steamed rice.
However, one thing that should be remembered while making any brinjal/eggplant curry is that it should be washed really well.
How to wash brinjals before making brinjal curry:
Cut the pieces first, and check if there are any worms present inside.
If worms appear discard the brinjal.
If it is white and clean inside, cut them into desired pieces, add them in water mixed with salt.
After adding all the cut pieces into salt water, do not strain the water unless they are added into the curry.
Take them out only while making curry as they discolor easily once they are taken out from salt water.
Keeping in salt water does not change the color of the cut brinjals.
Video procedure for brinjal curry:
Brinjal curry recipe or Brinjal Gravy:
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 medium size onions finely sliced
- 3 vertically slit green chillies
- 3 to matoes finely chopped
- salt - to taste
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 10-12 brinjal/eggplant/baingan cut into small pieces
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp methi leaves/fenugreek leaves optional
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves
Firstly, in a wok, add oil and heat it.
Into it, add sliced onions and saute for few seconds.
Add green chillies and cook until onions turn soft.
Into it add chopped tomatoes, mix up well.
Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, mix up well.
Saute until raw smell disappears.
Cook the masala until oil starts leaving the masala.
Add the eggplant pieces into the masala, mix up well.
Cook the eggplant for 5-10 minutes/until oil appears at the sides.
Add water, mix well.
Add methi leaves, coriander leaves.
Mix everything well and cook the whole curry until brinjal gets soft and cooked well.
When curry forms a thick gravy and is cooked well turn off the heat.
Serve the brinjal curry with rice.
1.In this recipe, to make brinjal curry, I have added methi leaves which really enhances the flavor of the dish however, it is totally optional to add and can be skipped.
2.Not adding methi leaves also gives us a flavorful brinjal gravy curry.