Sour brinjal masala recipe

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Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesMasala Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Brinjal - 2
  2. Finely chopped onion - 2
  3. Tamarind - a gooseberry size
  4. Chopped green chili - 1
  5. Dry chili - 2
  6. Split black gram - 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  7. Split bengal gram - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  8. Chili powder - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  9. Mustard seed - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  10. Curry leaf - 10
  11. Asafoetida powder - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  12. Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  13. Oil - 2 tablespoon (tbsp.)
  14. Salt - as needed


  1. Cut brinjal into small pieces.
  2. Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of water and get thick juice.
  3. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, split bengal gram, split black gram, dry chili, curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds stop splattering add green chili, onion and cook until onion turns translucent (golden brown).
  4. Now add the brinjal and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Now add tamarind juice, chili powder, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, salt as needed and mix well.
  6. Place a lid, Cook until the brinjal is cooked and oil separates. Should take about 10 minutes. NOTE: stir time to time so it does brinjal masala get burnt.


  1. Goes well with rice, chapati.
  2. You can add 1 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.) of sugar if you like it sweet and sour.

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