How to make Brinjal and Drumstick Coconut Masala -

Brinjals and drumsticks cooked together in a flavourful coconut masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Small brinjals (छोटे बैंगन), Drumsticks (सेजन की फली)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Brinjal and Drumstick Coconut Masala

Brinjal and Drumstick Coconut Masala Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Brinjal and Drumstick Coconut Masala Recipe

  • Small brinjals 250 grams

  • Drumsticks cut into 1 inch pieces 2

  • Oil 1 tsp + 2 tablespoons

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon

  • Scraped coconut 1/2 cup

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Toasted sesame seeds (til) 1 tablespoon

  • Jaggery grated 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Peanuts roasted and crushed 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat 1 tsp oil in a small non-stick pan and 2 tbsps oil in large non-stick pan.

Step 2

Put split Bengal gram, ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and coconut in the small pan and saute till coconut turns a light brown and fragrant. Cool.

Step 3

Add asafoetida, mustard and ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds to the other pan and let the seeds splutter.

Step 4

Add brinjals and drumsticks, salt and turmeric powder and mix well and saute for 1 minute. Cover and cook.

Step 5

Add sesame seeds to the coconut mixture and mix then put into a mixer jar. Add a little water and grind to a coarse paste.

Step 6

Add 1 cup water to the brinjal mixture and mix. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Step 7

Add the ground masala and mix well. Add jaggery and tamarind paste and mix well. Add roasted peanuts and mix.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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