How to make Andhra Mashed Brinjal -

Small brinjals cooked in Andhra spices and mashed

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Small brinjals (छोटे बैंगन), Tamarind pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Andhra Mashed Brinjal

Andhra Mashed Brinjal Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Andhra Mashed Brinjal Recipe

  • Small brinjals 8-10

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoons

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies (bor mirchi) 7-8

  • Curry leaves 15

  • Oil 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Quarter brinjals and keep them soaked in water.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add onions, ginger and garlic and sauté till soft.

Step 3

Add brinjals, salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix. Cover and cook on medium heat till brinjals become tender.

Step 5

For the tempering, heat 1 tbsp oil in another non stick pan, add cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and sauté till fragrant.

Step 6

Add tamarind pulp to the brinjals and mix. Mash everything with the back of the ladle

Step 7

Add the tempering and cover immediately to trap the flavours. Serve hot.

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