Thursday, 20 December 2012

Brinjal poriyal (Egg plant poriyal)

Hi friends,
         Today I'm going to share with you a brinjal recipe. You may know brinjal as egg plant.
This poriyal is a traditional recipe  and usually served with sambar rice. But I like it better with dal rice. Brinjal poriyal is very easy to make. So whenever you want to finish up cooking quickly, I suggest you to make brinjal poriyal.      

Things we need: 
  • 1/2 kg of brinjal
  • 2 onions
  • 1/4 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp of split black gram
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A ladle of cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of red chilly powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp of coriander powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Scrapped coconut
  • salt

  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add mustard seed and split black gram and wait till it crckles.
  • Add crushed garlic and fry it till it becomes golden brown.
  • Add chopped onions and saute it well.
  • Wash, cut and add the brinjals and cook them for two minutes.
  • Sprinkle water and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and salt.Mix them well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook them for ten to fifteen minutes in a slow flame till the brinjals becomes soft.
  • Now add scrapped coconut and mix it well.
  • Garnish the dish with the coriander leaves.
Serve with:
            Its a best side  dish for all type of rice with gravy. Especially its the best combination for dal rice and curd rice.
    Brinjal pieces should be kept in water for sometime before its used for cooking.

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