Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brinjal Moju – A Srilankan delicay (Serves 4)

Brinjal moju

We were introduced to this uniquely different, tasty, pure-vegetarian dish by one of our dear Srilankan friends.  It is a very popular dish in Srilanka and the  combination of tanginess and almost non-perceptible wisps of sweetness would be a totally different treat to the Indian palates  and would be an awesome substitute for the traditional subjis..

Eggplant 1 big or 4-5 small sliced lengthwise or in rounds
Green bell pepper 1 no, medium size, sliced length wise
Red onions 1 cup, thinly sliced
Ginger 2 tsp, julienned
Garlic 1 tsp, thinly sliced
Vinegar 3-4 TBSP
Oil ½ cup, for frying
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt as needed
Mustard seeds 1 tsp, ground
Sugar a pinch

Preparation

Heat ½ cup oil in a pan and fry the eggplants till golden brown. Drain the excess oil onto a paper towel. Repeat the same process with green peppers and set aside. Now remove half of the oil and fry the sliced onions, when translucent add ginger and garlic and fry for 3 minutes or until they fetch a golden brown color. Then add turmeric powder, mustard powder, salt and mix well. Add vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes. Lastly add the fried eggplants and green peppers and cook for 5 more minutes. Mix well to combine, add sugar and remove from flame. This dish goes well with rice and even with chapattis..

Tips

You can bake the sliced eggplants and green peppers for a healthier version of moju

 Brinjal moju

38 comments :

  1. This is totally new to me, but looks delicious. Love the recipe.

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  2. this is really nice dish suji very new to me addition of bell pepper is really gives nice taste.. yummy one. the presentation rice in the center so good .. liked it

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  3. ethu kolalo, something new 'n different... awesome clicks, as usual!

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  4. what a wonderful presentation! looks so delicious and tempting.

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  5. I've never tried Srilankan food before! It sure looks beautiful!

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  6. what a wonderful recipe..looks awesome n very delicious...thanks for sharing this wonderful brinjal moju...

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  7. ive seen a lot of vinegar being used in SriLankan cooking generally which kinda puts me off sometimes..but Eggplant being the main ingredient I may just have to try this one :)

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  8. Very new dish....... nd I guess this one wud taste tangy nd tasty :)

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  9. Totally new to me but looks so delicious, lovely photo too..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow what a beautiful pic,nice recipe and a very well presented dish..

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  11. looks yummy !!! nice presentation as ever.

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  12. Interesting dish looks absolutely tasty

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  13. Je crois en louant ce qui mérite d'être loué
    référence :s dean)

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  14. i used to make this....but dont add capsicum....urs have came out delisious.....but i didnt knowed its a srilankan dish....one day my brother brought from some where..and i tried by tasting it.....any way thnaks for sharing...

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  15. i must try this. beautiful presentation...

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  16. Looks delish....I loved it..bookmarked it dear and thanks for sharing

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  17. Very interesting moju, looks like our stir fry..thaks for sharing dears..

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  18. its somethin completely new to me...

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  19. This is new to me.Looks delicious...Nice click.

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  20. Very very new to me..Onathinu poo itta polunde,wonderful presentation.....

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  21. Wow what a beautiful pic..This is very new to me...moju looks awesome,thanks for sharing..will try this.

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  22. This recipe is febulous!love this recipe

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  23. fantastic srilankan recipe...luks very tempting...never had this before,but iam sure the taste should be yummy!

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  24. Looks splendid! Tx to your dear Srilankan buddy for introducing this flavor to you and you to us. :)

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  25. An entirely new recipe.. Looks yummy and tempting though..

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  26. nice click..this is new to me..looks so yummy!!!

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  27. I love it...Nice clicks dear. Looks very very tempting.

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  28. Another great recipe from you guys!! It looks really delicious, tempting clicks..

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  29. When you say slice the eggplant lenghtwise, do you mean cut into long strips?
    Looks very appetizing!

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  30. Looks delicious! I wish there wasn't as much oil involved but I also understand how tasty frying them will make the dish. Love it!

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  31. @Cedric
    Yes that is what it means and the trick lies in how thin you cut them :-)

    Love
    KS

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  32. very nice blog..............if time permits plz visit my blog.........http://lets-cook-something.blogspot.com/

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  33. Mouth watering...very nice presentation...
    Different method of cooking this curry...want to try this Srilankan curry this time...

    u have got awesome space in here....and thanks for dropping in my space..
    -Dipika

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  34. very unique recipe but i can tell it must taste awesome with all the vinegar and fried veggies. thanks for sharing!

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  35. looks so good, with that rice in the middle. love to try some right now.

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  36. I tried this 2 days back. It was adipoli ketto..Ricentem chapathide koodem adipoli aarunnu..Thanks to your Srilankan friend for the recipe :)

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