Brinjal – 1/4 kg
Chana dal / Bengal gram – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Onion – 1 medium
Curry leaves – 5
Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
Garlic ginger paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 2 – 3 tbsp
. Soak chana dal in 1/2 cup of water for 1/2 hour.
. Clean and cut brinjal into pieces.
. Cut onions into small pieces.
. Heat oil in a cooking pan.
. Add mustard seeds, jeera, onion pieces and fry till they turn golden brown.
. Add garlic ginger paste, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
. Add soaked chana dal and fry for few seconds.
. Add brinjal pieces to it along with required amount of salt.
. Stir frequently.
. Cover and cook on low flame for 5 – 8 minutes.
. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder and 1 cup of water.
. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on low flame till dal is cooked.
. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with cooked rice or roti.