Brinjal Pepper Fry


  • Brinjal – 4 Nos (Medium)
  • Onion – 1 No
  • Tomato – 1 No
  • Garlic flakes – 4 to 5 Nos
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Sambar powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon

Chop the onion, ginger, garlic and tomatoes finely. Cut the brinjal into medium size pieces.
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add jeera and fry for a second. Then add chopped onion and fry for a while. Then add curry leaves, garlic and ginger and fry. Add tomatoes and brinjal and sprinkle a handful of water. Cover with a lid and cook till the brinjal is soft. (No need to add water if the brinjal is fresh and tender). Keep the flame to low. Add sambar powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well and fry for few more seconds. Finally add the pepper powder and mix well.
You can increase or decrease the pepper powder according to your taste.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.. added red capsicum also.. it came superb.. !!

  2. Hi Kumar,

    Thank you for visiting my site. It is really nice that you have tried this recipe and added red capsicum to it. It is a wonderful idea and I will also try with capsicum.

  3. Kamala, I have been making your recipes for my husband and he has been crazy about them – thank you so much. The great thing is it does not take too much time – we love them all including the drumstick sambra – it is almost like tasting udupi sambar. Kausalya.

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