Friday, October 23, 2009

Brinjal Sambal

This vegetable dish was part of the fish briani...another dish was the pineapple sambal or the 'acar nenas'..since I dont have pineapple at home, we just had this as the side dish plus I fried some pappadom lah..

300g purple brinjal - cut into halves
2 tbsp oil

Ingredients for frying:-
1 slightly heaped tbsp fine strips of young ginger
1 medium onion sliced thinly
2 garlics sliced thinly
1 tsp mustard seeds
1-2 sprig curry leaves

Mix into a paste with 4 tbsp water:-
1 level tbsp chili powder
1 level tbsp coriander powder(ketumbar)
1/2 tsp cumin(jintan putih)
1 slightly heaped tsp turmeric powder

3 tbsp vinegar-(I used 1 tbsp only)
4 tbsp sugar -( I used 1 tbsp sugar)
1 tsp salt
3 rec chillies slashed
3 green chillies slashed

Heat 2 tbsp oil, add ingredients for frying. When onions are brown, add spice paste. When fragrant, add vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir then add brinjal and keep stirring for ten minutes. Leave to cook, stirring now and then. When brinjal is almost soft, add chillies and cook till brinjal is soft.
Sources:-From Zarina's Home cooking book

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