Brinjal Masala

Brinjal masala
Purple brinjals - 6 small.cut length wise into 4 and keep soaked in water so they don't discolor
For masala :
Black til - 1 tsp
Groundnuts- 1 tbsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Saunf -1/2 tsp
Dhania - 2 tsp
Byadgi chillies -8
Grated coconut -3 tbsp
Tamarind - marble sized ball
Oil- 2 tbsp +2 tsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Onions-2 chopped.
  Dry roast the til till they splutter.keep roast the groundnuts till it gives off a nice aroma.keep aside.when cool de-skin it.In 2 tsp of oil roast the methi seeds,jeera , saunf ,dhania, red chillies and grated coconut till brown.allow to grind all the roasted ingredients along with tamarind into a paste.
In a pressure pan heat 2 tbsp of oil.add the mustard .when it splutters add the curry leaves and the chopped onions and fry till golden.squeeze out the water from brinjal pieces and add it along with the ground masala.stir till it all mixes well and then add a cup of water ,salt to taste.cook for 2 whistles only.serve hot with rotis or rice.


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