How to make Chilli Garlic Eggplant -

Deep fried brinjal strips served in a garlic flavoured sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Long Brinjals (लम्बे बैंगन), Garlic (लहसुन)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chilli Garlic Eggplant

Chilli Garlic Eggplant 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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Garlic Eggplant Recipe

  • Long Brinjals 2-3

  • Garlic 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 20-25 cloves

  • Red Chillies 3

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 tablespoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli sauce 4 tablespoons

  • Tomato ketchup 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Cut the eggplants into one and a half inch long fingers and keep them soaked in water for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Drain well and keep them in a bowl. Add refined flour, two tablespoons cornflour, salt, red chilli powder and mix well. Slide them into hot oil, in small batches, and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 3

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté. Chop red chillies and add and continue to sauté for half a minute. Add red chilli sauce and tomato ketchup and mix. Add two tablespoons water and mix well.

Step 4

Mix two teaspoons cornflour with one-fourth cup of water and mix and add it to the sauce. Add salt and mix and cook till the sauce thickens. Add the fried eggplants and mix.

Step 5

Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

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