Vazhuthananga Mezhukupurati (brinjal Stir Fry Kerala Style)
As a family, we are not brinjal lovers. I need to research on techniques to make this vegetable appealing to my family. And the key rule in our home when it comes to ridge gourd, brinjal, bitter gourd and lady's finger is that it should not appear mashed because my husband cannot dare look at a vegetable if it's gooey. I love brinjal because it is easy to chop and it cooks in a jiffy and I have no preferences when it comes to food.
So this time when I laid my hands on a brinjal I had no time to grind coconut, or peel garlic so I decided to tr a simple stir fry. Maybe the coconut oil saved me or the addition of a bit of tamarind. Traditionally this recipe does not require tamarind but this is again a new rule in our kitchen- anything with tamarind in it gets consumed immediately. This stir fry vanished faster than I thought it would. Maybe I should try simple recipes more often.