Eggplant Drumstick Stir fry || Brinjal Thokku
A traditional south Indian dish made with eggplant or Brinjal and Drumstick. This thokku is a great side dish for Rasam or Curd rice or with Congee.
Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Indian, South Indian
Iron Fry Pan - if available
I used the violet organic ones cut into bite sized pieces
cleaned and cut into pieces.
Fresh Curry Leaves
Slit and de-seed if needed
Red Chilli Powder
Adjust as needed
Any cooking oil you use is fine
To cook, adjust as needed to your preferences and adjust to have a thinner or thicker dish
In a cast iron or a regular pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds.
Add all the cut vegetables[curry leaves, eggplant, drumstick,onions, chilli.,]. Saute well.
Add Salt and continue with the cooking. This step is very important whenever you cook eggplant.
Now add the turmeric and red chilli powder, mix well and add about 2 tablespoons of water. Not much - adjust as per preference.
Continue cooking, so the raw smell of chilli is gone and the water evaporates and the oil comes out on the sides. About 3-4 minutes, on medium high flame.
Add the chopped Coriander leaves and take it off the stove.
Serve hot with curd rice or rasam rice. Tastes great with Congee too.
If you do not have drumsticks/moringa fruit, skip it. Do the dish with only the eggplant - will be equally amazing.
Adjust water as per preference - if you want to thokku to be too runny add more water.
Serve with Rasam rice or Congee - Just yum!!
Brinjal, Drumstick, Easy Cooking, Easy recipes, Eggplant Stirfry, Stirfry, Thokku, Vegetarian curry
A Recipe from Parveenskitchen.com