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Nov 30, 2013

Brinjal Roast / Brinjal Fry with Garlic, Cumin & Dry Chillies

This has become one of my favorite recipe of all kinds of brinjal recipes in this blog. You know i have quite a few brinjal recipes in this blog and this one has taken its special place. It has a special masala which is added to it which makes it so yummy. This roast pairs beautifully with rice and plain dal. So try it and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 2 to 3
Recipe Source: Mahanandi.org


Brinjal - 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp

For Masala:
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil - 4 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig


Take brinjal and slice them lengthwise. Grind the ingredients given for masala in a blender and crush them. Set this aside till use.

Heat oil in a kadai and add in the seasoning ingredients. Let them sizzle for a min.

Add in the brinjal and toss well in the oil. Season with salt and turmeric powder. Cook it for 5 to 8 mins till it turns light golden.

Now add in the ground masala and mix well. Cook it on a medium flame for 8 to 10 mins till golden.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Your grinding ingredients

Take them in blender

Grind them

Take your brinjals

Cut them in half

Slice them

Heat oil

Add seasoning ingredients

Add curry leaves

Add brinjals

toss well

Season with salt

Add some turmeric powder

toss well

Cook them till it gets light golden

Add ground masala

Toss well

Let it cook for few mins

till it gets golden


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  1. Dear Aarthi
    How are you ? Here after a long time ! I love brinjal and this recipe is simply awesome . I like the spicing
    have a great week ahead

  2. Wow! Nice dish, one of my favorite!

  3. Hi this recipe is from mahanandi

  4. @Anonymousyes i adopted the recipe from that amazing website

  5. Thanks Aarthi ( and Mahanandi ) for a Yummy dish . Incredibly simple and yet unbelievably tasty .


  6. You should always credit the source of your recipe, it is a good practice.Otherwise it is called plagiarism.

  7. It's really very yummy I tried dis recipe

  8. Thank you for the great
    and very simple recipe... Made a few changes according my taste... Added tamarind to the ground paste...

  9. Dear arthi
    I tried this recipe today.. it was not just good..it was aaaaaaaaaaaaawsome...

  10. Hi, today being Woman's Day I decided to cook something special for my mom and wife. My mom being a vegetarian I decided to go for Araichu Vitta Sambhar and decided to make this brinjal fry as the side dish. It came out so awesome my wife and son left the non veg i made and were splurging on this brinjal dish. My mother was very happy and was all praise. this was my first ever attempt in making a veg dish and glad it came out so well. thank you ma'am ! your page is in my favorites list now ! Happy Woman's Day to you ! :) Warm Regards, Shivkumar, Chennai, India

  11. hi aarthi,
    i tried your brinjal dish today and it tured out well; very simple but tasty dish. thank you so much for the dish

  12. Hi Aarti.... Thanks for the recipe .... I added groundnuts while grinding the paste.... The taste was yummy.

  13. Hi this brinjal roast was so simple and extremely tasty. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is going into my favourites bookmark :)

    -Nivedita, Bangalore


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