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Monday, May 23, 2011

Kathirikka mezhukkupuratti (Brinjal stir fry)

Most of the dishes that I cook are simple and quick to make. If they are not, then I find ways to minimize the time involved in the process. So, when Srivalli announced Blogging Marathon #5, signing up to do it under the theme Curry in a hurry (under 30 minutes) seemed to be the logical thing to do. I would have preferred taking up a challenge - like making sweets for a week, but then, there are no takers for sweets in my home.
So, in keeping with the theme, I am posting a really simple stir fry that goes well with rice.

What you need:
Brinjals - I used 8 of the long, green variety
Sambar powder - 2 tsp (Can be substituted with red chilli powder if you want it spicier)
Oil - 1.5 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Cut brinjals into long, medium sized pieces. Heat oil in a pan Add the brinjals and salt to it, reduce flame to low, cover and cook until the brinjals are 3/4th cooked. Now add sambar powder and mix well. Remove the lid and cook till brinjals are done.


Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me 

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Me, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli

18 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

i call this curry in a hurry..simple and so quick to make too..

jayasree said...

A rasam and this mezhukkuparatti is a comfort meal for me..Quick and tasty too.

kaveri said...

Kathirikka mezhukkuperatti and rasam is my favourite combo...yours have turned out very well without getting very mushy

Priya said...

Yumm, brinjal stir fry looks super delicious and tempting..

Divya.M said...

this is my favorite brinjal fry...nice colour....

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Brinjal fry looks so temping...

Gayathri Kumar said...

My favorite curry..

Ms.Chitchat said...

This fry is in my lunch menu today, loved the simple version of urs.

Kamalika said...

Lovely ... i love it with a bowl of curd rice ..

Harini said...

sounds easy and quick but owing to allergies I don't usually cook brinjal !

Pavani said...

Adding sambar powder to brinjal curry is new to me, but sounds yummy. Will try soon.

Usha said...

I pretty much eat all vegetables but no one at home likes brinjal and rarely cook it home. Stir fry looks delicious!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, looks simple and superb :)

women-wisdom.com said...

Yummy recipe. Its perfect.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Lovely stir fry...I did this last day a bit differently..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Neatly done melt in the mouth brinjals.. yummm...
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
Event: Serve It-Chilled

Srivalli said...

Looks great Jay, we like this too..but only now got to know what this is called in tamil..:)..though I still can't pronounce it right..

Mom Chef said...

agree with Soumya - truly curry in a hurry ! tastes yum with chilled curd rice ! lovely pics too !