Brinjal podi curry

By Anitha Kirubakaran on Sep 01, 2013

Podi Curry is a traditional Tamil Brahmin Recipe except that I made a slight twist in it and added slit onions.This dish takes less time to get cook and gets ready within few minutes...

Brinjal podi curry is so easy to make and it tastes yummy, goes very well with hot rice with ghee, dhal rice and curd rice.

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • Small brinjal - 10
  • Onion - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
  • Curry powder - 3tsp
  • Salt - as per your taste
  • To temper:
  • Oil - 2tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Method
1

1. Wash & dry the brinjals. Remove the top portion brinjals(pavadai) & cut into pieces. Cut the onions into thin slices. Soak the brinjals in water to avoid black.
2. Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the finely chopped onions & saute them until translucent.
3. When done, add the sliced brinjals. Add turmeric powder & salt & fry them.
4. Cover & cook in low flame, until 3/4th done. Give a quick stir.
5. Finally add the curry powder & saute it in low flame for 5-7mins or till done. Once cooked & roasted switch off the flame.

Serve hot. You can also serve this with plain hot rice smeared with little ghee. Delicious!

2

Adding onion is purely optional. Garlic can also be added.
I always have the curry powder handy. This is useful for making many simple dry curries.
For best results, use small violet brinjals.

3

1. Wash & dry the brinjals. Remove the top portion brinjals(pavadai) & cut into pieces. Cut the onions into thin slices. Soak the brinjals in water to avoid black.
2. Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the finely chopped onions & saute them until translucent.
3. When done, add the sliced brinjals. Add turmeric powder & salt & fry them.
4. Cover & cook in low flame, until 3/4th done. Give a quick stir.
5. Finally add the curry powder & saute it in low flame for 5-7mins or till done. Once cooked & roasted switch off the flame.

Serve hot. You can also serve this with plain hot rice smeared with little ghee. Delicious!

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One Response to “Brinjal podi curry”
  1. Harini Suresh

    Hi Anitha,
    Nice recipe. Unfortunately, this is not the traditional brahmin made brinjal podi curry. We normally roast dals with red chilli and dhaniya and powder it coarsely and add it at the end. Please try this method also and see the difference.

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