Andhra Brinjal Pachadi

Spicy and bursting with wonderful flavors, this brinjal preparation from Andhra is irresistible. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Andhra Brinjal Pachadi
Main Ingredients Brinjals, Oil
Cuisine Andhra
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Andhra Brinjal Pachadi

  • 5-6 small Brinjals
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Black grams split skinless
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • to taste Salt
  • Spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon Bengal gram (chana) split
  • ½ teaspoon Black grams split skinless
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies
  • ½ teaspoon Oil


  1. Rub ½ teaspoon oil on the brinjals and thread them on a metal skewer.
  2. Roast over direct heat till their skin is completely charred and the brinjals are cooked. Transfer into a bowl, cover and set aside to cool.
  3. To make spice powder, heat oil in a small non-stick pan. Add split Bengal gram, split black gram, coriander seeds and red chillies and sauté till light golden and fragrant. Remove from heat, cool and grind to a coarse powder.
  4. Peel the roasted brinjals and cut into small cubes.
  5. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add split black gram and sauté till golden.
  6. Add curry leaves and brinjals, and sauté for 1 minute. Add spice powder and sauté for 1 minute.
  7. Add lemon juice and salt, mix well and remove from heat.
  8. Serve hot.