This is a tasty recipe from Sri Lanka. Brinjal or Wambatu Moju is mostly like a pickle. But you can taste it soon after prepared. If stored properly, It can be kept for few days in a glass bottle.
In Sri Lanka, Brinjal Moju takes part in any special festival & served with rice & other curries.
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Ingredients: (for 4-5 servings)
1-2 large size brinjal
Dried Sprats (Anchovy) 250g
10 small Red Onions (or Shallots)
5 Green Chillis
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Garlic & Ginger paste
1-2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
2 tbspn Vinegar
1 tspn Turmeric powder
1 tspn Mustard seeds
Oil to fry
Slice brinjal length wise, mix with turmeric powder.
Deep fry it until golden brown.
Drain oil & keep aside.
Deep fry the sprats.
Grind mustard seeds & cloves using some vinegar.
Then mix all chilli powder, ground mustard seeds, cloves, salt & sugar in vinegar.
The taste of this sauce should be a mix of spicy, sweet & sour taste. Adjust salt accordingly.
Mix fried brinjal with this sauce & keep aside.
Split green chilies length wise.
Don’t slice red onion. However cut into two parts if they are very big.
Heat 1 tbspn oil in a pan.
Once it is hot, add green chilies & onion mix.
Saute few seconds.
Once it is tender, add the mixture of fried brinjal (already mixed with sauce)
Add curry leaves.
Adjust salt if need.
Simmer few minutes & remove from burner.
Serve with Rice & curry.