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Brinjal (Eggplant) Garlic Masala

Brinjal_Eggplant_Garlic_Masala_1 Brinjal also known as eggplant, is a wonderful vegetable. Variety of dishes like Vangi Bath, Baingan Bartha, Ennai Kathrikai Kuzhambu can be prepared with brinjal. Now I have prepared Brinjal Garlic Masala with whole garlic. This dish can be prepared with any type of purple, green, or white brinjal.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes


  • Brinjal – 6 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 1 noBrinjal_Eggplant_Garlic_Masala_2
  • Garlic cloves – 8 to 10
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1½ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ¼ tea spoon
    • Aniseed – ¼ tea spoon
    • Cumin – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 2 tea spoon


Step 1

  • Cut brinjal lengthwise and put it in water; peel garlic; chop onion, tomato, green chilli and curry leaves.

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Step 2

  • Heat a pan, add 2 tea spoon oil and do the seasoning; add whole garlic, green chilli, curry leaves and fry for few seconds; add chopped onion, fry till onion is transparent; add chopped tomato, fry for few seconds; add salt, dry masala and cook for 2 minutes.

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  • Add brinjal, mix well, sprinkle handful of water; close and cook for 10 minutes or till brinjal is cooked well; in between stir and if needed sprinkle some water to cook.

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  • Eggplant masala with garlic is ready. Serve with Rice or Chapatti.



Do not brown or over-fry whole garlic.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Priya October 5, 2009, 2:31 pm

    One of my favourite eggplant masala, sometimes i used to add jackfruit seeds to this masala, delicious dish..

  • prasu October 5, 2009, 10:04 pm

    yummy eggplant curry ..looks lovely dear

  • sharu January 19, 2010, 9:18 am

    Yum!! I am an eggplant fanatic! this recepie is simple and delicious..it’s a big hit tonight!

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