Brinjal Masala

Brinjal Masala - Punjabi style south Indian Brinjal Masala Curry. Ingredients 1. Small Brinjal: 8-10 2. Onions: 3-4 3. Ginger: 20 grams. 4. Tomatoes: 2 5. Garam Masala: 1 tablespoon 6. Dhania (coriander) powder: 1/2 tablespoon 7. Dhania seeds: 10-12 8. Mustard seeds (rai): 1/2 teaspoon 9. Cumin seeds (Jeera): 1/2 teaspoon 10. Chana Dal: 1 teaspoon 11. Urad Dal: 1 teaspoon 12. Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon 13. Red chilly powder: 1/2 tablespoon 14. Oil: 3-4 tablespoon 15. Salt: to taste Method Wash and cut the Brinjal from the centre into two parts without taking out and cutting the tail. Keep them aside. Chop onions, ginger and tomato separately. Take a pan and heat up the oil in it then add mustard seeds, Jeera and Dhania seeds to it. When mustard and Jeera starts popping add Chana Dal and Urad Dal, after around one minute add onions and ginger. Cook it till the onions starts to turn transparent. Now add red chilly powder, turmeric and mix and then put chopped tomatoes. Cook it for 4-5 minutes. Put off the heat and let the Masala cool for few minutes(1-2) and then grind it into paste with electric hand mixer or normal electric mixer. After making paste again put this into the pan and on the medium heat and add Garam Masala, Dhania powder, salt. Now add Brinjal to it and cover it and cook it till the Brinjal are cooked. Keep on moving it with spatula in-between the cooking so that Brinjal Masala doesn't get burnt. Serve it hot with chapattis, Paratha or rice.