Friday, December 14, 2012

Foodie Fridays - Sour & Spicy Brinjal

I love brinjal since I was a little girl, Mum always fried it with dried shrimps and lots of chilli. I will mix the sauce with my white rice and could always finish half of the brinjal alone.

Now that I have a family and have started to cook in the recent years, I have tried to cook the brinjal but it always does not taste as delicious as Mum's.  Then I chanced upon this in one of the cookbook I bought, a substitute for my craving on Mum's version.

* 4 brinjal
* Some cooking oil
* 2 whole garlic
* 2 stalks spring onion
* 50g dried shrimps

* 4 tbsp light soy sauce
* 2 tsp sesame oil
* Some pepper
* 2 tbsp lime juice
* 10 chilli padi

1. Rinse brinjal, cook in boiling water that is mixed with cooking oil until soft.  Let the brinjal cool down then peel the skin away.
2. Chop chilli padi, garlic and spring onion. Soak the dried shrimps in water for about 5 mins or till its soft, remove and drain.
3. Mix brinjal and seasonings.
4. Heat up 4 tbsp oil in pot, fry the garlic, spring onion and dried shrimps until fragrant, sprinkle on brinjal for decoration. 
5. Sprinkle the chilli padi on top before serving.

Recently I googled about brinjal and realize that there are many health benefits from this little vegetable. It contains lots of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and minerals like potassium, calcium and iron. Brinjal is also rich in dietary fiber. Read more about its health benefits here.
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  1. I love eating brinjal also. Will try out your recipe.

  2. wow, 10 chili padis!!!! This is so my kinda dish! :p On a cold afternoon with piping hot half a bowl of rice / porridge. Yuummms

    1. Try it! I cant put chili padi as I'm trying to encourage DinoBoy to start eating brinjal.

  3. I love brinjal too, thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  4. Inspired! Goin to cook brinjal this weekend! Maybe with sambal minced-meat=).

    1. Adding sambal minced meat will taste good too, though you have to hold back the lime juice coz I think it will taste funny with minced meat.

  5. I love to eat brinjal too especially those sambal shrimp brinjal. :) I am so tempted to try out your recipe but the thing is I can only eat it by myself since the hubby n kids do not fancy brinjals. :(

    1. Try encouraging your kids to try it? My hubs is not a brinjal fan too but lucky for me he did try to eat some.