Amma's Brinjal Oil Curry

Amma's plate great portion control, protein from the lentils and 3 kinds of veggies, RD approved of course.

Cool I have another recipe to share with you all, my goal is to learn lots of recipes from my Mum in law while she is here, she's a great cook, its simple by Indian standards and healthy, she is very health conscious eats lots of veggies (shes vegetarian!) and less oil.

  • Brinjal/Eggplant, the long thai ones or the little ones work the best as they get softer
  • 1/2 onion (she doesn't use onion and garlic in cooking due to religion but I do so will add to recipes lol)
  • garlic 2 cloves
  • mustard seeds
  • fennel greek
  • red chili -1
  • 1/2 spoon urad dal
  • curry leaves
  • 4 tomatoes
  • tamarind pulp
  • masala powder
  1. heat the oil and pop the mustard seeds and the garlic, onion urad dal, fennel seeds, curry leaves, red chili and tomatoes saute for 5 min let it reduce down
  2. add the brinjal and a couple of teaspoon canola oil, saute for another 5 min
  3. then add the tamarind pulp and water some masala powder to taste and salt
  4. simmer for 10-15 minutes
I love this curry, yummy.
We ate it with rice, dal and spinach (cooked like the collard greens)

Enjoy, lets see what's on the menu today!


  1. Wow! That looks so delicious. I am getting hungry just looking at the picture :)

  2. I've never been a big fan of brinjal(any variety),but hubby likes it.His favourite is 'Vangi Bhat'(Brinjal pulav)-try it,you'll get the masala in the Indian store(MTR).

  3. Rebecca, this looks really good; can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing. Glad you have time with family.

  4. Curry, curry, curry, curry, CURRY!! Awesome...sounds delicious! And yes, lucky you...take advantage of your great fortune :D

  5. That is what I call a complete meal...the food looks delicious! Can I join in? ha ha...

  6. I am with girlichef...curry curry curry curry curry...cannot get enough!

  7. Oh wow ! the meal looks delicious.

  8. looks wonderful and balanced, just love all your eats girl! How lucky to have your mother in law to cook with :) That would be awesome!

  9. Erica: I know right!
    Sweta: oh I love brinjal
    Anthony: its great thanks
    kenny: I know lol
    girlichef: got to love curries he he he
    my little chef: come on over
    Faiza: it was goood
    Chef E: yummy right lol
    Kristin: I am lucky lol

  10. Sounds delicious! I love eggplant in curry.

  11. Yummy curry, enjoy your cooking lessons!

  12. Yummy curry, enjoy your cooking lessons!

  13. I have some Japanese eggplant just picked from the garden. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Lisa: me too lol
    Bernie: its a great oppurtunity lol
    table talk, thanks for visiting chow and chatter see perfect timing lol

  15. So authentic and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  16. the plate makes me are definitely having a good time...lucky you..

  17. reeni: my pleasure
    sangeeta its fun lol

  18. Yumm. This looks so delicious. I'm interested in Indian cuisine but a little afraid to try it.

  19. Judy try Ammas recipes with less masala powder they are pretty easy of mine, i didn't like spicy food before being with my hubby lol


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