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Fried Brinjals

Posted by Annita on November 28, 2006

Who doesn’t love the flavour of brinjal ,when fried ?Another simple dish which goes very well with rice and curd,its my favorite in the quick fix menu.

Fried Eggplant
Fried Brinjals


Small Brinjal sliced – 2
Onion sliced thin- 1
Curry leaves – a sprig
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
(Instead of chilly powder and turmeric,you can also use Sambar powder for a change)
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed


Make a thick paste with chilly powder and turmeric powder,adding little water.Add this paste to the brinjal slices and mix them well such that each slice is  coated with the masala.Shallow fry it in batches,turning both sides until  brown.Drain it to a tissue paper and keep aside.As an alternative,you can even broil it for 5-10 mts each side.
Heat little oil(use the leftover oil from shallow frying) in a pan,and saute onion and curry leaves until onion turns translucent.Add it to the fried brinjal slices.Mix and serve with rice.

18 Responses to “Fried Brinjals”

  1. rp said

    Adding sambar powder sounds cool. I like fried brinjal even though it absorbs a lot of of oil. I bought a grill pan recently and found out that grilled ones are also delicious.

    Grill pan sounds good..I think its time to start nagging my hubby about buying one…:))


  2. Nalini said

    Very tasty and simple dish indeed!The picture is great!

    Thanks Nalini

  3. Mythreyee said

    its more or less like the eggplant fry that I posted in my blog.
    Your version looks more wonderful and sure will taste good too.
    I bet. Let me give it a try this weekend. thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Yours too looks delicious..I would love to try it out next time..Thanks Mythreyee

  4. shaheen said

    I make this often when there is no non veg for rice meals.. love it.

    me too love it..thanks Shaheen


  5. vidya said

    u hav an amazin site……..

    Thanks again,Vidya

  6. Geena said

    Beautiful picture, Annita.
    Are Brinjal and Eggplant the same? I don’t buy this veggie at all. I have seen so many recipes with eggplant, I want to make atleast some. Also do we have to remove its skin when cooking?

    They are same,Geena..No,u don’t have to remove the skin,if the recipe doesn’t calls for.
    Check what Wikipedia says about Brinjal here

  7. Geena said

    Thank you for the reply Annita, I really appreciate it. Also thanks for the link, I like wikipedia, for their detailed description with nice pictures.

    You are always welcome,Geena

  8. Aarthi said

    This sounds interesting, I am going to try this out. Thanks for Sharing Annita

    Thanks Aarathi.Try it out and let me know ur comments too.

  9. jisha said

    This weekend i have some friends for dinner .so i came here for some final it ..thanks a lot.annita u are helping me a lot..god bless u

    Thanks again,Jisha

  10. diego said

    hi annita
    i tried this recipee but then decided to change it a bit
    i added salt and pepper and herbal salt and a bit flour to make it a bit more crispy
    my parents liked it so i reched what i wanted
    thanks alot diego

  11. anjali mathew said

    very good

  12. anjali mathew said

    its a very good recipe..looks delicious

  13. Shella said


    This is a realy go-getter & gets finished as soon as it comes on the table. A colleague of mine used to get it to office & that’s where I learnt it from. And guess what, her husband makes it!!

    It goes well both with rice & chappati

  14. Divya B said

    Hi Ann !

    Started preparing this..but when to add salt ??
    i guess u add salt after shallow frying the brinjal so that it doesnt become soggy..

    Divya B

  15. Sweta said

    Awesome recipie! I added some garlic as well, while frying the brinjals!

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  17. Thanks.. my mother noted that down that you forgot to add salt in recipe :)

  18. I needed to thank you for this very good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have you book-marked to look at new things you post…

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