Brinjals in pudina gravy

The combination of brinjals and pudina is just awesome. It is very simple recipe, yet has loads of flavour. Love it with phulkas.
Course main
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10-12 medium-sized Brinjals
  • 3 bunches Pudina
  • 1 bunch Coriander Leaves
  • 2 medium-sized Onions (chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 4 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 8 Garlic Pods
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi
  • Salt as required

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients for the recipe.

  2. Wash and cut the brinjal from one end keeping the stalk intact. Make a cross 'X' cut. Ensure that all the brinjals are nearly the same size.

  3. In a pan, add 4 tbsp. oil and put the brinjals for frying. Add haldi powder and salt and let the brinjals get cooked and fried.

  4. In a separate pan, take ½ tbsp. oil. Add jeera and garlic and let it fry for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside.

  5. In the same pan add the pudina and dhaniya leaves and let it fry for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside.

  6. Add ½ tbsp. oil in the pan and fry onion. After it becomes soft, add the tomatoes. Cook till oil leaves the sides.

  7. Let all the ingredients cool down.

  8. Combine all the ingredients from step 3 to 5 and blend it in a mixie.

  9. Put this mixture in the pan containing brinjals. Stir well and keep it on low flame for 3-4 minutes.

  10. Serve with hot rotis or steamed rice/jeera rice/pulao etc.