Sunday, April 06, 2014

Brinjal Patiala

1 kg brinjals, cut into cubes
1 tsp fenugreek/uluva/methi seeds
3 large onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 inch ginger piece, cut into juliennes
5-6 green chillies, slit lengthwise
20 cashewnuts, split into halves
20 raisins, soaked in water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp fennel/perumjeerakam seeds
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp garam masala powder
3 Tbsp oil+ extra for frying
coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing

  • Fry the brinjal cubes in oil until golden and drain onto a kitchen tissue and keep aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a wok. Add the fenugreek and fennel seeds.
  • When they splutter, add the sliced onions and saute till transparent.

  • Now add the cashewnuts, raisins, green chillies and ginger. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chilli powder, salt, garam masala powder, tomatoes, lemon juice and sugar. Mix everything well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the fried brinjal cubes and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame for 5-6 minutes, so that the masala blends well with the brinjal pieces.
  • After 5 minutes, mix well, remove from the flame and serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


  1. Love the colours, looks absolutely yummy!

  2. Wow what an inviting click...looks yummy...

  3. looks like a really inviting meal...

  4. Inviting and delicious meal!!

  5. Looks delicious :-) Some roti is all I need!

  6. This is beautiful vegetarian dish. One bowl is not enough for me :p

  7. beautiful blog vth nice recipes dis looks healthy. wonderful

  8. beautiful...blend of spices and dry fruits.. with brinjal.. lovely.. very innovative.. or is this dish really there in patiala..


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