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Brinjal Curry Andhra Style

Brinjal Curry Andhra Style

Brinjal Curry Andhra Style


Brinjal and Eggplant are two different words that refer to the same fruit. Brinjal is used in countless South African Indian food recipes. South Africans of Indian descent largely live in and around KwaZulu-Natal's’ city of Durban, South Africa with a population of over one million.

Brinjal Curry Eggplant Curry
Brinjal Curry Eggplant Curry

South African Indian food is widely known for its spicy and flavorful taste of curry. Brinjal Curry Andhra Style is a traditional vegetarian South African Indian recipe using a blend of Brinjal and eight spices.


Brinjal Curry Andhra Style


Ingredients
1  large eggplant, peeled and cut into dice size pieces
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 chopped hot pepper
2  tablespoons coconut oil
1  tablespoon chickpea flour
1/4  teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
2 cups coconut milk

Directions
Heat coconut oil in a large sauté pan add spices and bloom for about 2 minutes careful not to burn. Add the eggplant and sauté stirring to coat it with the spicy coconut paste. Pour in the coconut milk, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm as a side dish.



Beautiful Spice Blend
Beautiful Spice Blend
Did you know?
Many spices and spice blends will taste fuller and more complex if they are bloomed, or briefly cooked in oil.

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