This dish is well known Brinjal/eggplant chops-side dish for biryani in most of the places. This will come as an accompaniment along with onion raita when we order biryani from restaurants.
Things needed for Brinjal/eggplant chops-side dish for biryani
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Brinjal/Eggplant Chops-Side dish for Biryani
- 1 Brinjal/Aubergine/Eggplant big
- 1 Chopped onion medium-sized
- 4 tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Tamarind juice
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- 1½ tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 1 tsp Chilli powder
- ¼ tsp Asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seed
- few Curry leaves
- 3 tsp Sesame seed
- 1 tsp Peppercorn
- 1 tsp Cumin seed
- Heat a pan. Dry roast by adding the ingredients one by one.
- First, add Peppercorns. Wait for a while and add cumin seeds. Stir frequently to avoid burning the seeds.
- Add sesame seeds and turn off the flame. Stir and keep aside for cooling.
- Powder the roasted ingredients.
- In a hot pan, add oil.
- Add mustard seed and fry until the mustard seeds splutter.
- Add onion and saute until the onions turn into golden brown.
- Add tomato paste and cook until everything blends together.
- Add brinjal/aubergine/eggplant and mix well.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato paste.
- Add salt.
- Add tamarind water and cook covered until the eggplant is half done.
- Add chilli powder.
- Add turmeric powder.
- Add asafoetida.
- Add the powdered masala.
- Add water and curry leaves.
- Cook covered.
- Eggplant chops are ready to serve.
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