Spicy Eggplant/Brinjal Fry

Today I am sharing you a spicy eggplant recipe which can be made in a jiffy,perfect with simple rasam and curd rice.
When I was casually talking to my sister over the phone,she was sharing a recipe that she watched on that day in a cookery show in T.V.This fry doesn't need any fancy ingredients and no chopping needed except the eggplants.So next day without any second thought I made this recipe,it came out very tasty and spicy.My husband who doesn't like eggplant also had this spicy fry with no complaints.Use the small tender eggplants to get cooked evenly,lets move on to the recipe..........


Small round eggplant/kathirikkai8
Red chilly/varamilagai5-7 nos.
Garlic/poondu 5 cloves(big)
Fennel seeds/sombhu2tsp
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/4tsp

  • Grind the red chilly,garlic,fennel seeds,turmeric powder,salt to a thick fine paste with  water.Keep it aside.
  • Clean and remove the stalk of the eggplant and cut into half lengthwise.Then keep one side intact make four slits.Put the cut eggplants in water to prevent browning.
  • Heat a wide pan with oil and crackle the cumin seeds and toast the curry leaves.Now add the egg plants to it and saute with a pinch of salt.
  • Once the eggplants change the color and half done add the ground paste and fry it till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add a tbs of water and cook it covered in a medium flame till the eggplants get cooked.
  • Now remove the lid and cook it for couple of minutes,turn the eggplants carefully in between couple of times to get evenly roasted.Finally add the coriander leaves and mix it carefully.

  • Spicy,garlicky eggplant fry is ready.
  • Serve it with rasam or curd rice.

  • Serve it with rasam or curd rice.


    • The amount of red chillies given is for slightly spicier side,if you want you can reduce.
    • The garlic cloves,here I used is in bigger size so adjust according to the size.
    • Using a wide pan is easy to turn the eggplants and gets evenly roasted.
    • Care should taken after adding the eggplants,the oil splutter as the eggplants were in water.


    Makes me dorol, super tempting brinjal fry.

    Looks sso perfect , i'm drooling

    wow..super tempting brinjal fry..will try this for sure..inviting pics Nalini!

    wow wow super tempting eggplant fry :) love them with sambhar rice :)

    Nalini, I love eggplant and lots of spice, so I naturally had to try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I wasn't sure how to add the peppers, so I used 3 small fresh ones, along with their seeds. I think that the heat was too much and should have only used two. I had lamb chops and indian-spiced potato cakes on the side. Thanks for allowing me to experience new smells and delicious tastes in my kitchen from India! I hope that you might find my blog interesting as well: figswithbenefits.com

    extremely well done page and the presentation of dishes is awesome...keep up the great work...you've got a fan in me...

    just now i made it.really wounderful taste.very nice & easy to make. thank u nalini.

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