How to make Stir Fried Brinjals -

Deep-fried brinjal strips further cooked with some sauces.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Long brinjals (लम्बे बैंगन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Stir Fried Brinjals

Stir Fried Brinjals 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Stir Fried Brinjals Recipe

  • Long brinjals 4-5

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 1-2 stalks

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted for garnishing


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 2

Cut brinjals into medium strips and put into a bowl. Add cornstarch, salt, crushed peppercorns, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon chilli flakes and mix well.

Step 3

Deep-fry brinjals into hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till golden. Add sweet chilli sauce and tomato ketchup and mix well.

Step 5

Add remaining chilli flakes, salt, crushed peppercorns, remaining lemon juice and vinegar and mix well. Add brinjals and toss. Switch off heat, add spring onion greens and toss.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with some toasted sesame seeds.

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