This Brinjal Sesame Curry is a typical dish of Andhra Pradesh. Brinjal is the king of vegetables and rich in Potassium. The deep-fried brinjals just melt in the mouth. This curry tastes best with rice.
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
- 6 small round brinjals
- 100 gms white sesame seeds (til), roasted and ground
- ¼ cup tamarind juice
- 1 onion
- 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
- Salt and red chilli powder to taste
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp mustard
- ½ tsp cumin
- Few curry leaves
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- Coriander for garnish
- A piece of jaggery
- Oil for frying
Wash the brinjals. Without removing the stem, turn the brinjal and make 2 slits over them. It should open like a flower.
Repeat the same for all brinjals and deep-fry them in oil or just fry them with little oil on frying pan, till they slightly change color and are soft. Remove and keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and then add chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, sesame seed powder, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, jaggery and tamarind juice. Cook for sometime.
Add little water if necessary. Drop in the brinjals and close the lid so that the masala is coated to the brinjals. Cook for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped coriander on top for garnish.