Indian brinjal recipes cover an array of mouth-watering dishes like
badanekayi ennegayi and vangi bhath, which are the native dishes of
Some of the other items that use brinjal are sambars, chutnies and
for brinjal include baingan, badanekayi, vanakaya, kathirikai and egg
The Indian brinjal recipes that follow cover main items and side
dishes made from brinjal.
Short and stout brinjal
Bengal, Odisha and Gujarat are among the states where brinjal
is grown in large quantities.1
What is a "secret" to make fine cuisines from brinjal? An item central
delicious dishes are good-quality brinjals.
The stalk (the top, cap-like portion) should be green. It
indicates the brinjal is fresh.
Pick only those that have a
firm and smooth skin without wrinkles.
In any type of brinjal, ensure
there are no holes in it. These are usually tiny holes, indicating
there are worms inside.
mouth-watering side dish,
particularly for chawal ki roti
(rice roti) or akki
short-and-stout type of brinjal is best suited to make this side dish.
, a superb rich dish,
is made from the long variety of
to prevent the color-change and reduce the bitterness of cut
Soak the cut-brinjals in salt water for about 30
minutes or till you are ready to use.
Check the water color after about 5 minutes. If it is brown, which
indicates that the brinal pieces are bitter, follow Step 2. Otherwise,
go to Step 3.
a few teaspoons of rice flour and mix. Set aside for a minimum of 15
Drain the water.
water and mix the brinjal pieces in it. Squeeze the brinjal
and drain the water.
this process till the water is clear.
to make a lip-smacking sambar?
Try brinjal sambar, one of the Indian
brinjal recipes, made from brinjal, carrot,
onion and black-eyed pea.
Garnish the sambar with fresh coriander
leaves. Mix the sambar with hot rice.
Pour a teaspoon of home-made
ghee. Mix and relish with, say instant lemon pickle. This fine
experience will remain in your mind for a long time!
Here are some of the mouth-watering brinjal or vanakaya recipes: