Andhra is famous for it brinjal curries..I have become a fan of their curries ever since i made this brinjal poppy seed curry. I made this dish, it is more like a masala than curry. I had this with steamed rice and papad, it was delicious. You can check out my other andhra recipes too..
This curry has simple flavours but all of them are united by the creamyness of the sesame seeds, love it..So try this and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4
Brinjal / Eggplant – 1 big one
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi – 1 tsp
Oil – 3 tblspn
For Roasting & Grinding:
Dry Red Chillies – 4
Sesame Seeds – 2 tblspn
Garlic – 1 fat clove
Take the roasting ingredients in a heavy bottom dry pan and roast till it is golden. Once it is toasted, take them in a blender and add some water to make it into a smooth paste.
Now Slice brinjal into long slices.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in brinjal slices and toss well in the oil. Now add in salt, sugar, and other spice powder and give a quick toss.
Cover the kadai with a lid and let it steam cook for 10 mins till the brinjal is done.
Add in the sesame masala now and some water. Mix well. Cook for 5 more mins.
Now add in tamarind pulp and mix well. Cook for 5 more mins till it is thick.
|Take all your ingredients, you need some
tamarind pulp too
|take a brinjal|
|slice them lengthwise|
|Now heat a kadai|
|Add in the roasting ingredients|
|roast till it gets golden|
|take them in a blender|
|add some water|
|Make it into a smooth paste|
|Heat oil in a kadai|
|Add in the brinjal slices|
|Add in salt, sugar and other spice powders|
|cover and cook|
|Now the brinjal is half cooked|
|give a quick toss|
|Add in sesame paste and some water|
|Add in tamarind pulp|
|Mix well and cook for few more mins..|