Introduction: Brinjal Masala Curry
-Brinjal masala curry is popular curry of hyderabadi cuisine and is flavoured with spices and onion tomato paste.
-This curry is perfect for biryani and also goes well with chapathi.
-One large brinjal or 4 small brinjals
-One finely chopped onion
-one or 2 tomatoes chopped
-one diced potato
-1 tbsp sesame seeds
-2 tbsp dry dessicated coconut
-2 tsp coriander powder
-1tsp red chilli powder
-salt as per taste
-Any cooking oil
-Half tsp cumin,mustard seeds
-Half tsp split black gram
-Few curry leaves
Step 1: Shallow Fry Sliced Brinjals
-cut brinjals to long slices and keep ready
-Take a pan add little oil in it.Add sliced brinjals and shallow fry until they turn little brown color
Step 2: Keep All Ingredients for Masala Paste
-Main flavour of this dish is with masala paste.For preparing masala paste take 1tbsp sesame seeds,2 tbsp dry dessicated coconut and few peanuts in blender
Step 3: Dry Roast Masala Paste Ingredients
-Take a pan add dry roast sesame seeds,peanuts and dry dessicated coconut on low flame.
Step 4: Blend to Paste
-Add above roasted ingredients in blender and blend by adding water to paste
Step 5: Keep All Ingredients for Curry Preparation
-chop onions,tomatoes and one potato and keep ready
-Take all spices as per mesurement in ingredient list
Step 6: Tempering
-First step is to take a wide vessel and add little oil.when is heated add cumin,mustard seeds.
-when they crackle add split black gram and few curry leaves
Step 7: Add Chopped Onions
-Next add finely chopped onions and saute for few minutes
-Once onions are little cooked add one diced potato .
Step 8: Add Tomatoes
-Add one or 2 chopped tomatoes.choose tomatoes which are fully ripen or add mushy tomato puree.
-Add tomatoes and saute until they turn mushy.
Step 9: Add Blended Paste
-Next step is to add blended masala paste and mix with cooked onion,tomatoes.
Step 10: Add Spices
-Add a pinch of turmeric powder and 2tsp coriander powder and mix
Step 11: Add Remaining Spices
-Even add tsp red chilli powder and salt as per taste.Mix spices properly with masala paste
Step 12: Add Sauted Brinjal Slices
-Finally add shallow fried brinjal slices and mix every thing
- If the gravy is too thick add little water,cover and cook for some time
Step 13: Serve Curry With Biryani
- Garnish with spring onions and serve curry hot with biryani or chapathi