Brinjal Chana Masala

Brinjal Chana Masala

February 26, 2022

[recipe] - [curry] - [eggplant chickpeas]

Serve with rice or flatbread

Ingredients #

250 grams brinjal (eggplant), chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1 cup onions, chopped finely
1 green chili, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped or pureed
1 can (15 ounce) chana (chickpeas), slightly drained
2 tsp coconut sugar
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp tumeric
1/3 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves

Method #

  1. Heat oil in pan, add mustard and cumin seeds
  2. Add curry leaves and fry for a minute
  3. Add onions and green chili. Saute until they turn golden
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for about a minute
  5. Add brinjal and saute for a few minutes
  6. Add tomatoes and fry for a few minutes
  7. Add chili powder, turmeric and garam masala
  8. Add chana and about 1/2 cup of liquid from the can. Cover and cook until brinjals turn soft and tender
  9. Simmer until masala becomes thick, taste and add more salt, chili powder, or garam masala as needed
  10. Optional, add thick coconut milk and simmer for a minute for a gravy curry