In Sri Lanka we have many methods of cooking Brinjal. This brinjal stew is one of simple recipe. This is really tasty once served with rice.
Ingredients (2 servings)
1 large brinjal
1 onion sliced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbs curry powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon stick
Piece of a pandan leaf (rampe) (optional)
1 tbspn Oil
Thick coconut milk ½ cup
Salt to taste
½ cup water
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Wash & slice brinjal length wise.
Mix all powdered ingredients above with brinjal & keep aside.
Heat about 1-2 tbspn oil in a pan.
When it is hot, add mustard seeds.
When it is pop out, add cardamom, cloves,ginger garlic paste & fenugreek seeds.
Then add onion.
Once onions are tender, add brinjal mix & curry leaves/rampe. Mix well.
Cover & cook for about 1 minute.
Then add about ¼ cup of water, cover & cook brinjal.
Once it is cooked add coconut milk & mix.
Adjust salt to taste.
If you want more gravy, add some water .But this is tasty as a dry stew.
Enjoy with rice & other curries.
Good to pack with meal too.