Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Brinjal N Peanut Curry

Brinjal and peanut together as curry, i gave a trial to this delectable combination since i was thinking a few days back when i have tasted brinjals stuffed with sesame seed powder, instead of stuffing the brinjals i thought of preparing this dish by adding directly the roasted and coarsely grounded peanuts to the curry...Initially i was quite anxious about my family coz my H doesnt like brinjals that much and coming to peanuts in curries that cant be exist according to him...I always want to try many different combinations since like the creativity in cooking, even with simple ingredients...I prepared this brinjal and peanut curry with fingers crossed and served with hot rice and tomato pappu for yesterday's lunch...Oh my god, he loved it, wat a pleasant surprise when he said 'hey this brinjal curry tastes too good with peanuts', needless to say how i would have been happy coz i dont like trash my creative works..hehe!! I enjoyed having this delicious combination which was really tasty and a prefect pair for rice dishes, i can definitely say that one of the best curry i have prepared with brinjals..


10nos Purple brinjals
1no Onion (chopped)
5nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
3/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/2cup Roasted Peanuts
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Salt
Oil
Few curry leaves

Cut the brinjals as medium size slices lengthwise..meanwhile in a blender, grind coarsely the roasted peanuts and keep aside...Heat enough oil and add immediately mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and let them splutters, add the chopped onion, minced garlic and crushed ginger immediately, saute everything until the onions turns transculent, now add the brinjal slices, salt and stir until the brinjals turns tender..add the red chilly powder to the cooking brinjal slices and cook everything in simmer until the oil get separates from brinjal curry(dont add water while cooking, keeping in simmer itself will cook the brinjals well), finally add the grounded peanut and curry leaves, give a stir and put off the stove...

Serve hot as side dish for rice and rotis!

25 comments:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combination priya, never tried brinjal and peanuts together

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

same here priya this combo is new to me. so many flavourful ingredients n peanuts too :)
TC

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. delicious combination.. looks yummmm

sangi said... Reply To This Comment

It's a healthy combination Priya...
pic looks tempting...will have to try it soon....

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Lol I loved reading your kitchen experiments.even my hubby is not that much for brinjal..Lemme try this too hoping a poistive gesture..haha..a chance may be
but looks great there Priya.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy..a different one

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovey. Like brinjal in any form.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea,Looks nice too! Glad it turnout gud and ur H liked it:)

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative combo....i love anything with brinjal's.....peanut might gave given some crunchy taste to super soft brinjals......

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo Priya...may be i can also try this curry on my hubby too..I think he will like it :)

Nithya Praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect combo....i love brinjal....looks wonderful.

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I like this combination in vangi baath so am sure a curry made with it must be delicious - looks very good.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

perfect combination loks so delicious nice entry for both events priya.

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo Priya

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination...Looks delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Peanut in these curries will definitely add an authentic touch.
Brinjal peanut curry looks awesome...

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummy curry.. peanuts and brinjal... mouthwatering.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

brinjal and peanut curry is so yummy...sounds great! so innovative of you...!

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a yum combo,I'd love this with dal and rice :)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

That is a delicious combo Priya! I love crunchy peanuts with brinjals! Tastes so good!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,delectable curry.The combo is superhit.Perfect entry to both events Priya

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Brinjal & Peanut is one of my favorite combos. Your curry looks yummy. Thanks for sending it over to JFI.

bindiya said... Reply To This Comment

looks like a fab idea, can't wait to try it out!

Srilakshmi said... Reply To This Comment

Brinjal is my favorite. I am def going to try this for sure!

sheetal said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya..
tried this receipe came out a hit..thanks a lot