Brinjal Curry/ Eggplant Curry


This is a yummy and delicious Brinjal Curry which goes well as a side dish for rice, dosa, chapathi, puri and paratha. Everyone in my family likes it. Even if you are someone who doesn’t like Brinjal, try this recipe once and see for yourself how tasty it is!

This recipe goes to Sanghi’s event “FIL -Brinjal”

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Brinjal – 1/4 kg

Tomatoes – 3/4 cup chopped

White sesame seeds – 2 tsp

Peanuts – 3 tbsp

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin/ Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 2

Green chillies – 3 chopped

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Tamarind juice – 1/4 cup

Water – 1 cup

Coriander leaves – 1 tsp chopped

Salt – to taste

Oil – 3 tbsp



Wash and cut the Brinjals into rounds.  Place them on a microwavable plate and mix with a teaspoon of oil.  Microwave for 5 minutes till they become tender.  Turn the slices once while cooking.  Slightly roast the peanuts, sesame seeds and dry red chillies.  Grind them with the grated coconut to a smooth paste, adding enough water.  Heat oil in a pan and add onions.  Saute till they turn golden brown.  Add the tomatoes and fry for sometime.  Now add the ground paste and fry for a minute.  Add the spice powders, green chillies and curry leaves.  Saute till the aroma comes out.  Now add water, tamarind juice and salt. Mix well and bring it to boil.  Add brinjal and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes.  Garnish with coriander leaves.  Serve the yummy Brinjal Curry with any main dish of your choice!

  1. Brinjal curry seems an easy and tasy dish. Bet it will taste great with biryani or dhal rice:) Nice recipe dear.

  2. Wow the curry is really too good rich and creamy .. and the spices u have added will really makes so so tasty and aromatic.. bookmarked.

  3. Vicky, it is indeed a good side dish for biriyani or dhal rice! thanks a lot dear!

  4. thank you Pavithra! try it out and let me know… 🙂

  5. This curry is new to me…love the ground ingredients you have used here…looks thick and creamy 🙂

  6. Looks so delicious! I love curries with peanuts esp brinjal and peanuts is a nice combo!

  7. i love brinjal and i’ve realised they go beautifully with peanuts 🙂

  8. Thanks a lot Gita, for your kind words!

  9. Pooja, you are right…peanuts and brinjal is a nice combo! 🙂 thanks!

  10. thank you Nags! this curry is for you…who loves brinjal! 🙂

  11. So creamy! WOW! My first time here 🙂 good job!

  12. Healthy combination…never tried before…
    thick gravy…must try

  13. wWelcome to my blog, Ria! see you often… 🙂

  14. Sangi, plz try this recipe and let me know…I am sure you will like it! thanks!

  15. Looks soooo delicious, perfect with rotis 🙂

  16. Lissie,awesome recipe..I haven’t seen this anywhere..would like to try this..

  17. thank you Parita! it would taste heavenly with rotis!

  18. Looks so delicious…nice one

  19. Thanks a lot Ann! plz try it and enjoy with your family…! 🙂

  20. EC, glad to hear from you after a long time! see you more often… 🙂 thanks!

  21. thank for visiting my blog and for ur comments

  22. Welcome to my blog, Rekha! do visit often… 🙂

  23. Brinjal curry looks so yummy and also creamy …. delicious 🙂

  24. Thank you Padma, for your love and support!

  25. hey this looks so good!! lovely entry

  26. wow spotting so many brinjal curries today…
    Your dish looks absolute yummy lissie…superb…
    I love brinjal curries..

  27. Thank you Preethi, for your kind words!

  28. Sowmya, this curry is for you to try…you will love it… 🙂 thanks!

  29. I tried this recipe and it came out pretty good. Thanks for the recipe

  30. Shilpa, glad to hear that you liked the curry 😀 Plz try my other recipes too… Thanks!

  31. I tried this,it turned out so good!

  32. Thank you Sathya! Glad to hear that you liked the Brinjal Curry. Please try some of my other recipes too and let me know about the outcome..