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Stir fried eggplant

an easy side dish

Recipe by sneha of Abu Dhabi, AE

a tasty side dish which you are sure to enjoy!!my hubby who normally says NO to eggplant went on & on with his servings.....pick the tender eggplants to give you the real taste.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 8-10 eggplant/brinjals
    • 1 onion
    • 3 green chillies
    • few sprigs of coriander
    • tamarind (small marble size)
    • 2 tsps urud dhal
    • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1 tsp  mustard seeds, curry leaves
    • salt to taste


    1. wash and cut eggplant length wise.
    2. fry urud dhal till golden,add onions,green chillies,tamarind and coriander in oil and grind to paste.
    3. heat oil again and season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
    4. now add ginger garlic paste,turmeric and the eggplant and stir fry for few minutes adding the salt and chilli powder.
    5. mix in the masala paste also and keep frying till the whole masala coats the vegetable and cook on simmer covering the not add water.
    6. keep tossing it inbetwen to ensure it doesnt stick to the bottom.cook till vegetable is tender.
    7. serve hot with roti or rice.


    Shweta Ballal

    An excellent side dish that goes well with steam cooked basmati rice and watery daali tovve. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

    jean chaurasia

    A nice tasty dish. Thanks. I suggest cutting the eggplant/brinjals and then sprinkling some salt and leaving for 10-15 mins. Then wash, drain and cook the usal way.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    wow!!good recipe sneha.