Brinjal Sambar Recipe

Classic Brinjal Sambar Recipe

Brinjal Sambar RecipeIf there is one vegetable that can be grilled, baked, roasted, stewed or even stuffed and a vegetable rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibers…that’s none other than eggplants! And that’s the prime ingredient of my recipe today…” Brinjal Sambar or Eggplant Sambar”  

Brinjal Sambar RecipeEggplant is a very common vegetable in south Asian, especially Karnataka cuisine. I have posted several recipes with Eggplants in the past like Brinjal Masala curry, Eggplant dosaToday’s Eggplant Sambar is yet another simple yet delicious option for Eggplant. It goes equally well with boiled rice or dosa.

Before I start with the procedure, I want you to note that I used the recipe for Sambar Powder first to prepare the masala and then prepared the Sambar. So if you do not have the Sambar Powder ready, please check out my post here. Preparation is key for a tasty meal such as this 😉

Try this recipe along with my recipe for plantain stir fry  or banana flower curry for a dynamic combination.

Ingredients:

  • 6 small purple Brinjal, sliced along the length
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 4 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp Sambar powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Small lemon sized tamarind  or 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram
  • 1 tbsp oil

Directions:

Brinjal Sambar RecipePlace a pan over medium heat and drizzle a little oil (vegetable or olive oil). When the oil heats up, add mustard seeds, split black gram and red chilies. Fry them until they turn golden.  Add curry leaves and continue to sauté for 10 seconds. Add Sambar powder and sauté for about 30 seconds.

Brinjal Sambar RecipeAdd green chilies and chopped onions and sauté until onions turn transparent. Add sliced Brinjal and follow up with turmeric powder and a cup of water. Place a cover on the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.  Now, add tamarind water or paste and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

Brinjal SambarNow its time to add Toor dal (steam cooked).  Add water and salt to your desired consistency.

Brinjal Sambar is ready to be served with steamed rice!

Brinjal Sambar Recipe

Brinjal Sambar Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 small purple Brinjal, sliced along the length
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 4 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp Sambar powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Small lemon sized tamarind or 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Wash and steamcook the Toor dal in a pressure cooker( 3 whistle)
  2. Place a pan over medium heat and drizzle a little oil (vegetable or olive oil).
  3. When the oil heats up, add mustard seeds, split black gram and red chilies. Fry them until they turn golden.
  4. Add curry leaves and continue to sauté for 10 seconds.
  5. Add Sambar powder and sauté for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add green chilies and chopped onions and sauté until onions turn transparent.
  7. Add sliced Brinjal and follow up with turmeric powder and a cup of water.
  8. Place a cover on the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Now, add tamarind water or paste and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. Now its time to add Toor dal (steam cooked).
  11. Add water and salt to your desired consistency.
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9 thoughts on “Brinjal Sambar Recipe

  1. Brinjal = Eggplant! When I come around to your blog I learn something new every time 😀
    The dish looks awesome. Eggplants are way under-used in my household till now!

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