brinjal fry

brinjal fry

Brinjal Dry Masala- Kerala Style

Brinjal Dry Masala- Kerala Style

Brinjal Dry Masala- Kerala Style is a mouth watering side made with brinjal strips cooked in a typical South Indian style. Brinjal strips are stir fried in onion, garlic, powdered spices masala mix and a tempering made of mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

I am not really sure if everyone likes brinjal or eggplant.  Well, eggplant is very nutritious and healthy and especially if you to want follow a healthy habit then you should add brinjal very often into your diet.

A quick and easy recipe and you can make this delicacy with a handful of ingredients. A perfect side dish for lunch and a healthy side dish option for kids.

brinjal fry

brinjal fry

I hope you try out this Brinjal Dry Masala- Kerala Style recipe and do let me know me how it turned out for you in the comment section below.

Brinjal Dry Masala- Kerala Style Recipe


  • Brinjal – 500 gms, strips
  • Oil –  2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion – 1 medium, chopped
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2Tsp
  • Coriander powder  – 1 Tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1 Tsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and cut brinjal into strips, chop onion and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, splutter seeds.
  3. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves, let the flavor infuse.
  4. Add garlic and saute for a minute.
  5. Add onion and continue to saute for 3 more minutes.
  6. Now you can add powdered spices such as turmeric, coriander and chilly powder.
  7. Cook on slow fire until the raw flavor goes off.
  8. Add brinjal, salt and mix well.
  9. Cover with lid and cook on medium low heat for 5 – 7 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with roti or rice.

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