Saturday, June 30, 2007

Brinjal vindaloo

I am not very fond of Brinjals, but i like it in two ways either as bharwan baingan or as this recently discovered vindaloo. This dish is my entry for JFI - Eggplant hosted by Sangeeta of ghar ka khana.
thanks sangeeta !!

recipe adapted from vanitha:


  1. small brinjals slit lengthwise like a cross without separating it from the base - 1/4 kg
  2. ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
  3. garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
  4. chilly powder - 1 tbsp
  5. mustard seed -1/2 tsp
  6. fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  7. cumin seeds - 2 pinches
  8. oil - 5 tsp
  9. mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  10. onion (chopped) - 2 cups
  11. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  12. tomato (chopped) - 1 cup
  13. vinegar - 2 tsp
  14. salt to taste
  15. ginger (chopped) - 1/4 tsp
  16. garlic cloves (whole) - 4
  17. sugar - 1/4 tsp
    .....phew quite a looong list ..!

  • Grind ingredients 2 to 7 to a fine paste & keep aside.
  • Heat oil. Add chopped onions till they turn brown.
  • Now add turmeric then chopped tomtaoes & fry till oil separates.
  • Add brinjals & mix till masala is well coated on the brinjals.
  • add 1 tsp vinegar, salt & enough water for it to cook.mix well.
  • Put the whole thing in a micro proof dish & microwave for about 8 mts , removing & stirring once in between.
  • Put it back to the kadai & add ginger & garlic cloves.
  • when gravy thickens add 1 tsp vinegar & sugar. Mix well & serve hot with rotis.


Jyothi said...

Hi Deena, I am very fond of brinjals. In any variation, I would like to taste it. Yours brinjal vindaloo is very tempting me to prepare. Great entry too. Very soon I will try this. Thanks for sharing dear. Keep it up.

Asha said...

I love Brinjals too and love Vindaloo recipe but never made it together!Looks fabulous Deena.Thanks.

Sia said...

deena, i LOVE brinjals. so now u know where to send a big parcel of brinjal dish next time when u cook;)

deena said...

Thanks Jyothi,do try it & let me know..
Thanks Asha, Vindaloo in any form is delicious so if u like brinjal go ahead & give it a try..& ya do let me know..!
hi Sia was ur holiday .hope u had a blast!!..u r right now i know where to send them...!!!

Richa said...

hey, the masala looks yum, have never added vinegar to brinjal preparation, will try ur version :)
just got nice brinjals in my garden :)

musical said...

Awesome! am gonna try this one definitely, Deena.

deena said...

hey Richa ..try using vinegar next time .it gives a nice tangy taste..
hi musical .welcome to my give it a try & let me know ..come again thanks..!!

Seema said...

Deena,Brinjal vindaloo. Wow !!! very creative. Never knew you can make vindaloo using brinjal. Loved the recipe. Thanx