Simple brinjal fry/vankaya vepudu
Violet brinjal - 5
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Channa dhal - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Sabji masala - 1/2 tsp( optional- I used this)
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Remove stem from brinjal and cut into thin long pieces( or as you like), immerse them in water until needed.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add channa dhal, mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves...when they splutter up add chopped onions and fry till transparent... next add chopped brinjal slices( drain water) and keep stirring. Also add turmeric powder.. reduce flame and keep frying... it will start to slightly change in colour and shrink. Add salt and the powders... cook till it is soft. DOn't allow it get to get very soft and mushy. Serve with rice.
Alternatively you can add in some tamarind pulp when frying. I did not use any... It tasted real good.