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Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti(Brinjal Fry)

Posted by Annita on March 3, 2006

I wasn’t aware of the mouth watering taste of Vazhuthananga(Brinjal) before marriage.This was the vegetable we hated most in our home.However i tried cooking this vegetable just for Deepu and it was according to his recipe.Of course i’ve added something from my side too…
Now i love brinjal in every forms whether it be stuffed,roasted,fried,bhartha…even i add this in sambar and avial as well.Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti is something which i am very crazy about.The recipe is quite simple,but it gives a remarkable taste.I simply adore the flavour when brinjal,onion,chillies and oil combined together.This dish will almost melt in our mouth.
Goes well with chappathi,rice..even you can have it just like that.Ingredients:-
Eggplant cut into bite sized pieces -1
Onion chopped -1
Chopped garlic -1 tsp
Red chillies -4 or 5
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves -a few
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed

Heat oil in a pan and add onions,chillies and curry leaves into it.Saute for few minutes and add garlic,turmeric powder and salt.Stir well till the raw smell of onion and turmeric goes off.Finally add the eggplant pieces and saute well.

Simmer for around half an hour stirring continuously.Switch off the heat when its well done.

Vazhuthanenga Mezhukkupuratti

Posted by Annita


28 Responses to “Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti(Brinjal Fry)”

  1. Mary said

    Hello Annita,

    I tried out your recipe and it tasted awesome !

    I never used to like brinjal earlier , but not anymore :-)

    Hope to see more of your recipes soon !

    Thanks alot !


    Hi Mary,

    Good to hear that you liked my recipe..:))Hope Leon liked it too..


  2. Saritha said

    I tried it. Really it was delicious and thanks for such a good,ease and tasty recipe. My hubby who never ate any brinjal dishes,. now is a fan of this fry….thanks a lot….wish to see more from you.

    I too started to love eggplant with this dish only,Thanks Saritha

  3. lakshmy said

    Thanks …This was wonderful…

    Thank u

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  5. Swati Nair said

    Hi Annita,

    Looks so good…. I love brinjal like right now.. I have a quick question.. I have seen 2 types of brinjals in desi/mexican store
    1.The big one used for Bengal Bhartha
    2.Small purple ones i think i have seen them in kerala as well, used in sambhar.

    Which of these two have you used??


    Swati Nair

    You can use any of them..But here i’ve used the big eggplants bcoz thats easily available to me…

  6. bendi said

    awesome………….thanks for the recepie………..whenever I cook brinjal……………i make sure i c ur recepie and do it……thats the impression this recepie left me with……….

  7. Deepa said

    Hi Annita,
    I tried out this recipe, it tasted very good but I had to add water as the brinjal was sticking to the pan tho’ the flame was at simmer.

    Any tips for me?


  8. Reena said

    Hi Annita,

    I tried out this receipe and it turned out to be awesome. We just moved to the US from Canada and our things are still on the way. I was browsing your website to cook something without the use of mixer & found this receipe.

    Thanks and your collection of receipes are “Thani Nadan”. I personally enjoy your receipes.Keep up the good work.


    Thank you Reena and welcome to my blog

  9. Fiji Sudheer said

    Hi Annita,

    good recipe..started loving brinjal..i tried out this recipe with a modification,covered it for some time in simmer cut short the time required.also it became less sticky.

    thanks for the recipe


  10. Tom said

    Awsome one………. easy to cook……….. Even the photo makes my mouth watering……… and added the comments……… going to try it

  11. SUJA JOY said

    hi annita,thanx a lot for all d recipes.i have trouble reading the part of recipes on the right hand there anyway i can see the whole recipe without losing even a single word?

  12. soumya said

    Looks Delicious! gonna try today. Hope my family loves it!

  13. gijesh said

    hi anu,

    u r dish is awsome….


  14. rani said

    hi annita,
    i have tried most of ur recipes and all have come out well.thank u so much.

  15. Santosh said

    Hi Annita,

    Thanks for the recipe. It was really awesome. The important thing is that, it is done with limited ingredients…


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  26. Anargha said

    Gave it a try .Came out well.Thanks for the recipe.

  27. Rose said

    Can u pls tell whether we need to add a cooking newbie and when I made this the brinjal stuck to the bottom of the pan….so pls do advise

  28. Sarah said

    My husband didn’t like it . I think the recipe needs more flavour. Could be better to fry the brinjal first.

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