Brinjal Thoran

Brinjal Thoran - A different Thoran recipe using brinjal. Ingredients Egg Plant/Brinjal(big) - 1 nos (4 - 5 nos for small brinjals) Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp Pepper powder - 1 tsp Garam masala - 1/2 tsp Grated coconut - 3 - 4 tbsp Garlic pods - 2 nos Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp Dry red chillies(Kollamulaku) - 2 nos Onion - 1 small Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Curry leaves - A few Salt - As reqd Oil for frying Method 1)Cut brinjal to thin round pieces each about 1 cm thick. 2)Marinate the above with turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt. Keep aside for 10 minutes. 3)Heat some oil in a pan. 4)Fry the marinated brinjal pieces till brown. Drain and keep aside. 5)Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. 6)Splutter mustard seeds. 7)Add curry leaves and red chillies. 8)Add onions sliced lengthwise and saute well till light brown. 9)Add the fried brinjal pieces now. 10)Add garam masala, pepper powder and salt(only if needed). 11)Saute well. 12)Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and garlic pods to a paste and add this to the above. 13)Mix well. :- Tastes great with rice and rotis.