Ambur Style Brinjal Curry Recipe

Brinjal Curry is prepared in different ways in different regions. Here, we have followed the style which is used in Ambur which is famous for its Brinjal Curry.   Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant), Onion, Tomatoes, Ginger Garlic Paste, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coriander Powder (Dhania), Salt, Tamarind, Gingelly oil, Curry leaves, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Whole Black Peppercorns, Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali), Sesame seeds (Til seeds), Fresh coconut   5 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) 1 Onion 2 Tomatoes 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) Salt , as needed 20 grams Tamarind , size of a small gooseberry 2 tablespoon Gingelly oil sprig Curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 4 Whole Black Peppercorns To Roast and Grind: 2 tablespoons Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds) 1 tablespoon Fresh coconut     10   10     To begin making the Ambur Style Brinjal Curry Recipe, add oil in a heavy bottomed pan and wait till the oil heats up.Add in the mustard seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves and sliced onions, fry till onions become translucent.Then add in tomato and cook till it leaves oil on the side of the pan and then add in the ginger garlic paste sauté it well till the raw smell goes away. Next add in the brinjals and mix well.Next add in the spice powders including red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Soak the tamarind in water for about 20 minutes and squeeze out the water.Add in the tamarind water in the pan and cook till the brinjals become soft.Next dry roast the peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut in a pan and cool down then grind that into a coarse powder. Add the ground masala to the brinjal gravy and mix well. Allow it to simmer for two minutes and switch off the flame. Serve hot.Serve this Ambur Style Brinjal Curry Recipe along with Ambur Star Chicken Biryani Recipe and Tomato Onion Tadka Raita for your everyday meals.