Monday, September 5, 2011

Brinjal Gravy

Fever has ruined our normal life since last week. Both my son and I fell ill. All my plans for Vinayaga Chadhurthi and my son’s b’day were collapsed and we celebrated in a very simple way. Now we are okay.

Sometime back, I received this award from Nupur. Thanks Nupur..

Coming to the recipe, this goes well with curd rice, especially with seasoned curd rice (thayir sadham - thalichadhu). This can also be mixed with rice and would be a perfect tangy lunch. I learnt from Vimitha to use Oven for peeling the Brinjal’s skin.

Here is the recipe..


Brinjal (small) 4
Extract from small gooseberry sized Tamarind
Tomato (small) 1
Chilli Powder ½ tsp
Coriander Powder 1tsp
Cumin Powder ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Asafoetida 1-2 pinch
Pearl Onions 3-4
Curry Leaves
Mustard Seeds3/4 tsp
Urad Dhal1/2 tsp


Peel and chop Pearl Onions. Cut Tomato into four halves.


Puree the Tomato.

Cook Brinjals in Oven until mushy. Remove and scoop the flesh out of the brinjal when cooled.

Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Mustard seeds. When they complete popping up, add Urad dhal. Few seconds later, add Pearl onions, Curry Leaves.

When Onions turn golden brown, add Tomato Puree and fry till the oil separates.

Now add the Brinjals, all the Powders and Tamarind extract. Fry on a low flame till done.

Serves: 2
Serve with Curd Rice or can be mixed with steamed Rice.

 Coming to the seven links game passed to me by Sobha Shyam of Good Food,

The most beautiful post – Beans Paruppu usili and Awards

This post is really colorful not because of the recipe, but because of the awards I created and gave to some of my blogger friends.

The most popular post – Whole Moong Dhal(Pachai Payiru) Kuzhambu

This recipe has got the highest number of hits in my blog. I make this healthy curry atleast once in a week. I am surprised that many are not much aware of this curry.

The most controversial post – nothing so far.

The most helpful post – How to prepare Idli and Dosa Batter??

I gave many tips related to Idli and Dosa Batter to some of my friends. It was a hit with them. So I put all the tips known to me to prepare this Post. Unfortunately, I am still not able to upload any pics and may be that is the reason I didnt receive any comment though it has more hits.

The post that was surprisingly successful – Dates-Banana MilkShake

I made this milkshake with leftover fully ripe bananas. I am really surprised that many liked it and got more comments.

The post that did not get the attention it deserved – Baby Food Ideas

This post has huge hits but unfortunately with no comment. I sat down hours together to think and type this post. I really do not know whether this post helped any Mother.

The post I am proud of – Chettinad Chicken Kuzhambu

I am really proud of this post as I searched for this recipe days together in internet. I found many recipes and this is a combined version of those.

I am passing this seven links game to some of my friends..
  1. Rinku Naveen of Rinku’s Kitchen Treats
  2. Reshmi Mahesh of Easy Cook
  3. Soujanya of Souju’s Home
  4. Charishma of cherie’s stolen recipes
  5. Nupur of UK Rasoi – Day to Day Recipes


Rinku Naveen said...

Thanks dear for passing me the nine link game. Glad to hear that you are well now.

Sangeetha M said...

happy to hear from u that u all were doing good worries you can celebrate the occasion or next year in more grand way...
Brijnal curry looks so inviting n very nice recipe too...

Vimitha Durai said...

Happy to hear that u are dng good now... The curry looks yum...

Priya Suresh said...

Looks excellent, love this curry very much..

Unknown said...

hmm. Brinjal gravy looks tempting much and nice collection of recipes.
Take rest and get well completely.


Chaitanya said...

Very yummy perfect with rice or roti ..

Prema said...

wow delicious curry,luks so tempting...

aipi said...

Lovely ingredients going in there ~ perfect with roti or rice.

Ramya said...

happy t know that you are keeping well now...this curry is perfect with roti

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Unknown said...

congrats! wonderful to know more Laxmi :) and love your choices!
Kathrika curry looks fab :) cheers, priya

soujanya said...

Glad to hear that u r
Thanq for passing the game to me...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

This looks delicious..

I have tagged you in one of my post please check it dear..:)

Tasty Appetite

Srivalli said...

Nice to read the post..

Unknown said...

Delicious looking curry..looks yumm..visit my space whenever time permits..

Anu said...

looks yummy..

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