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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pan fried Eggplant | Easy brinjal recipes

pan fried eggplant

Pan fried eggplant | Pan fried aubergine  is a simple and easy recipe made using the big variety of eggplant. We generally make baingan bhartha or Kathrikkai gotsu using this big variety of eggplant. Amma makes bajji out of eggplants and we as a family loves the bajji a lot. From my childhood, we used to love eggplants and we get fresh home grown eggplants from one village lady, who delivers us regularly. This pan fried eggplant i wanted to try for a long time and finally made it last week. But that day i didn't have to time to click. Finally made it today and clicked the pictures. The first time i had with rotis and today i had with rice and rasam. Both ways it tasted yummy. See the notes section for variation of the recipe.

Pan fried Eggplant

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Eggplant | brinjal  1 big
     Besan | kadalai maavu   4 tblsp
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Garam masala    1/4 tsp
     Salt  to taste
     Lemon juice    1 tsp
     Water  to make a thick paste
     Coriander leaves   few
     Oil    3 tblsp
     Coriander leaves   few (optional)

pan fried eggplant
  • Trim the top portion of the eggplant.
  • Cut it into medium size thick roundels. Do not cut it too thick or thin. Put the cut eggplants in water to avoid colouring.
fried eggplant
  • Make a thick paste out of the besan, salt, red chili powder, garam masala, lemon juice and little water. In the picture i have shown for half portion of the eggplants. But in the ingredients list i have given for  the full eggplant.
pan fried eggplant 2
  • Take out the eggplants from water and pat dry them in a kitchen towel.
  • Apply the paste on both sides of the eggplant.
  • Heat a pan and add 1 tblsp of oil.
  • Place 3-4 eggplant slices at a time. 
pan fried eggplant 3
  • Cook in a medium flame on both sides till it becomes golden brown. 
pan fried eggplant 4
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves. This is optional. 
  • Use 1 tblsp of oil for each batch.
  • The quantity of the ingredients depends on the size of the eggplant.
  • Serve this with rasam rice or with roti too.
pan fried eggplant
  1. Cut the eggplant into medium thick roundels.
  2. You can use the small variety of eggplants too.
  3. You can add ginger garlic paste to the besan mixture. 
  4. Also red chili powder can be replaced with sambar powder too.
  5. You can add pasta sauce, rice flour, oregano and red chili flakes and fry the eggplant. This can be had as a good starter too. Do not add too much of rice flour as it may spoil the taste.
  6. Fry in medium flame to get the inner portion cooked.
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  1. Looks yummy! Will try for lunch with rasam tomorrow ...

  2. I love these but I don't use besan... This looks so delicious ... Love the color

  3. Love these with rice. Looks delish

  4. Love these with rice. Looks delish

  5. Hi the egg plant fry looks mouth watering. Ok , I have request can u share how to prepare curd at home using fresh milk like Meiji or PURA .. Making home made curd that is thick and creamy and not slimy is so difficult in Singapore. I am curious and would like to hear from you what brand milk are u using to make curd . Can you please share some tips . I have tried everything but nothing works .

    1. Hi Sangi
      I too initially struggled to get the right one. But after few trials got the perfect one. I now use the Amulmilk or Farm house milk which come in tetra pack for curd. Never set the curd using nestle curd, it will be slimy. Try using the aluvas brand which u get in mustafa or the milky mist too is good only. Do not use the greek yogurt or nestle available in fairprice for setting. If using meji fresh milk you can use the same aluvas curd too. feel free to write to me for any doubts

  6. Thank you so much jeyashri for your tips and suggestions . I don't prefer to use UHT milk for setting curd . Will try using meiji with Aluvas curd and let you know how it turned out . thank you so very much :))

  7. Can we use all purpose flour instead of Besan. We don't get Besan here.

    1. Yes rice flour or corn flour too can be used

  8. Can we do the same in conventional oven? If so at what temperature and how many minutes.

    1. I have never tried but you can try at 150 degrees for 10 minutes


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