Brinjal curry with Fenugreek seeds


Brinjal is a versatile vegetable which when cooked with right ingredients tastes great and I love this vegetable for the reason it cooks really quick and easy to prepare.


  1. Brinjals – 6
  2. Tamarind pulp – 3tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Oil – 3tsp

Fenugreek powder(Menthi gunda):

  1. Chana dal – 1tsp
  2. Urad dal – 1tsp
  3. Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds – 1tsp
  5. Hing – 1/2tsp
  6. Whole red chillies – 4


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil add chana dal,urad dal,coriander seeds,Hing,fenugreek seeds,redchillies in order , roast and grind them into a coarse powder.
  • Cut brinjals into bite size pieces and boil them in water by adding tamarind juice,turmeric and salt till the brinjal pieces are just soft enough.
  • Remove for water , drain them and keep aside.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of oil add brinjal pieces , sprinkle some salt and fry them till they are sligtly brown in color.
  • Now to this add the ground powder and mix well and remove form stove.
  • This goes well with hot plain rice.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Give me Brinja any time, I am ready to eat! Dish looks fabulous Madhoo!:)


  2. Posted by madhoori on November 29, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Hello Asha,
    Wow! so quick with your comment.Thankyou


  3. Menthi vankaya koora bhale undi. Nenu koncham nuvvulu pappu kooda kaluputhanu podi lo, try adding it next time. It really adds a nice nutty flavor and taste.


  4. Lovely recipe , i’ll surely try making this one.


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