Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Badanekai Bendi

10 small Green Brinjal (bandanekai)
3/4 cup fresh/frozen shredded Coconut
3/4tsp Methi seed (Fenugreek)
1tspUrad dal
2 Red Chillies
grape size Tamarind
Salt to taste

2tsp Canola oil (or any cooking oil)
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1 red chilly
3 to 4 Curry leaves
  • Wash and remove the cut brinjal's as shown below.
  • Add around 1/2 cup of water and cookuntil almost tender. Then add salt to it
  • In a small pan heat 1tsp oil, fry methi in medium heat for 3-4min. Then fry urad dal and red chillies until it gives out nice aroma
  • Grind shredded coconuts, tamarind, fried methi seeds, fried urad dal and chillies into a smooth paste with sufficient water {If coconut is frozen; use hot water}
  • Add the paste to the cooked brinjol. Add water if required. Let it boil properly.
  • Heat a pan with oil; add mustard & red chilly. Once mustard starts to splutter add curry leaves
  • Add seasoning to the curry

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