Fried Eggplant Curry#Improv

This is side dish, has a thick saucy gravy and it's tangy and delicious. Try it, you too will love it. 
Serves 2

1 Medium Eggplant/Brinjal
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
4 Cloves Garlic
2 Medium Tomato - chopped
1 Cup Hung curd
1 + 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Kacha Masala
1/2 Teaspoon Chilly Flakes
1 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Tablespoon Oil 
Oil as required for frying the eggplant/brinjal slices
1 Tablespoon Coriander leaves - finely chopped

Slice the brinjal in roundels and then in four parts. Rub a teaspoon of salt on both sides of the eggplant pieces, keep it in a strainer for an hour atleast. After an hour wash the brinjal pieces well and pat them dry.
Whisk the hung curd and chilly flakes till smooth. Keep aside.
Fry the brinjal slices in little oil, till brown on both sides. Keep them aside. 
Blend the tomatoes and garlic to a smooth puree. Keep aside. 
In a deep pan / kadai heat oil, add onion and saute till brown. Add the coriander leaves, blended tomato
 puree, salt  and Kacha Masala , and fry till oil separates.  Add sugar, a cup of water , take  the pan aside and add half of the whisked hung curd, mix well.  Place the pan again on low flame, stirring continuously till it comes to a boil, cover and let it cook again till oil separates.   Arrange the brinjal slices in the gravy, cover and cook or a minute for two only.
Serve hot with the remaining hung curd and enjoy with roti, phulkas or parathas.

Labels: Brinjal, Eggplant, Side Dish, Vegetables, Kacha Masala, Improve Cooking Challenge, Main course, Serves Two
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  1. I love eggplant and know I have something new to try. Thanks for sharing! Keto Breads and Desserts Review- Read before you buy

  2. I have to go look up hung curd. I'm sure it is some kind of cheese. I need to know what I could substitute for it. This sounds amazing.

    1. Hung curd is simply curd / yogurt whose whose whey has been drained completely.

  3. Mouth-watering curry Sneha! I love this and this is perfect with rice or roti making a comforting meal!