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Sri Lankan Brinjal Sambal

Vahitha Hasan
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Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Sri Lankan Brinjal Sambal RECIPE

Srilankan style brinjal sambal is nothing but hot and caramalised brinjal gravy which is an excellent combination for rice and roti varieties

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 2 cup brinjal, 1 inch lengthwise chopped
  2. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 2 green chillies
  7. 1 sprig curry leaves
  8. 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  9. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  10. 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  11. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  12. 1/4 cup tamarind paste
  13. 1/4 cup thick coconut milk
  14. 1 tbsp Maldivian dry fish powder
  15. 1/2 tbsp sugar
  16. salt to taste
  17. oil for frying


  1. Cut brinjal into 3inch lengthwise with thin width. Give them an ice bath then to prevent it from turning brown. Drain water and tap brinjal with towel 
  2. Deep fry until golden brown.Remove and place on paper towel to drain excess oil. Keep aside.
  3. In another pan,heat little oil,add mustard and cumin seeds and let it fry. 
  4. Then add onion,ginger,garlic paste, green chilli,curry leave and saute  until turn golden colour
  5. In go the red chilly powder,turmeric powder,cumin and coriander powder.
  6. When the raw smell goes off add tamarind paste and cook for a min. 
  7. Then add in fried eggplant pieces, salt and sugar.
  8. When they are cooked and begins to oozes out oil, add coconut milk, cover and cook for 5 min in low flame. Stir occacionally to prevent from burning.
  9. Lastly add maldivian dry fish powder, give a good mix and turn off the flame.

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