''/> Green Brinjal/Eggplant & Egg Stir fry/Thoran Skip to main content

Latest on the Blog

Brinjal Gothsu (Curry with Brinjal)

Green Brinjal/Eggplant & Egg Stir fry/Thoran

Tired of eating Brinjal/ Eggplant in the same form? Try this recipe. Its a simple, quick brinjal stir fry with egg. Extremely simple and tasty. I love eggs since childhood and now my son does too. My mother used to add in eggs for most of the leafy veggies which I would refuse to eat otherwise. One such recipe is up on the blog and you check that HERE. This recipe uses coconut so we can term it as thoran (kerala style coconut based stir fry) but usually in a thoran its just coconut and some mild spices. In this recipe I have added 1/2 tomato as well. You can completely avoid either the tomato or the coconut. Either way it will be tasty. Lets see how its done: Step by step images given for reference

PS: Make sure to see notes at the end for tips.

  • 2 Green Long brinjal (or any brinjal)**
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tomato chopped (optional)
  • 2 pods garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Jeera/ cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (optional)**
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 Tsp meat masala 
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2 Eggs (Can use one as well)
  1. Take a pan/ kadai, add oil. Once its hot add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  2. Add ginger and garlic, saute for few seconds
  3. Add onion and saute till it changes colour 
  4. Add tomatoes and mix well. Let it cook for 2 mins
  5. Add in the turmeric, chilli powder, meat masala along with salt and combine well
  6. Come the pan with a lid and allow everything to be well cooked for about 2-3 mins
  7. If you feel, its sticking to the pan, add 2 tbsp water and cook
  8. Once the tomatoes are well mashed, add in the cut brinjal ** 
  9. Mix it well and on medium to high heat start cooking it. Make sure not to put any water 
  10. After 5 mins, close the pan with the lid and cook. In between stir to avoid sticking to the pan
  11. Once its half cooked, add in the coconut (Optional) and mix well
  12. Make a well in between the pan and add eggs and scramble it and mix well until well combined.
  13. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander if you like. Serve hot with chappati/roti or even with rice as a side dish. 
  • Make sure not to add any water to the brinjal while cooking. It will become mushy. 
  • You can use this same recipe using the purple long brinjal as well. The smaller ones won't be so tasty for this recipe. They are perfect for Barta's 
  • You can avoid using eggs and just make it as a coconut stir fry. Similarly you can avoid coconut and make it like a normal sabji
  • I usually use 2 eggs, but 1 egg is also perfectly good for this 
Like the idea??

Go ahead and share it, like and subscribe :) 
If you happen to make this do tag me on Instagram and pin it on Pinterest for later

Do share on comments what you feel about the recipe and how it turned out for you. 


Most Popular Ones

Super Moist Chocolate cake with Frosting

If you are looking for a super moist cake which is easy and can be made in one bowl, well look no further -this is the one. Its extremely moist, melts in your mouth chocolate cake. And to have these super moist cake with a drizzle of creamy chocolate frosting is just divine. Another great thing about this cake recipe is that it calls for simple ingredients that I always have on hand. Nothing beats being able to make one of your favorite cakes without having to run to the store for ingredients. In short this recipe is perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there. With the measurements given below you will yield a 1 cake made in 8 * 8 inch cake tin. You can double the amount and make it as 2 cakes for a layered 2 tier cake with frosting. Also these can be baked as a loaf cake. PS: For all those who want to have the measurements to be reduced into half the quantity or want to double the quantity (specially for baking) I recommend using a recipe calculator. I usually use this Recipe Cal

Easy Sambar (without tamarind)

Sambar is a must in most south Indian families and like others even I have grown up having dosa- sambhar and chutney's. A Sambar is a lentil based vegetable stew or curry cooked with dal/lentils along with some veggies and some tamarind pulp. There are coconut based sambar as well and each region has its own sambar variation. In my house, we all prefer quick meals, but yet tasty. My mother who was a working lady would make elaborate meals only during holidays or special occasions. Rest all the meals would be quick yet very very tasty. This is one such sambar which my mom has taught me and is super quick.  This doesn't use tamarind like in a traditional sambar and gets its tangy flavour from tomatoes. Its quick, one pot sambar recipe. Lets dive in and see how its done: Ingredients: Serves 3 1/2 to 1 cup Tur Dal/ Yellow Lentils 2-3 tomatoes chopped (depending on size) 1/2 cup Veggies each of your choice cubed Turmeric powder A pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt

Home-Made Nuts Powder

Home-Made Nuts powder is something which I have been making since Jeremy was a 9 month old. Initially to introduce nuts, I used to powder each nut separately (one day each) and mix with every food. As he grew older I realized he hates whole nuts especially Almonds and Pistachios. Cashews are still ok with him provided they are salted ones. But still he wasn't consuming much. Thats when I decided to continue making the essential and important nut powder. He hates the fact that nuts or chunky powder has been added and just rejects the whole meal even though its tasty and likes it. But this fine nut powder is a winner and I add it up in almost everything on a daily basis.  So this nut powder is perfect for fussy kid like mine or if you just wanna introduce nuts to your kids diet, this is a good solution. Its pretty simple and fuss free.   The powder is suitable for babies over 8 months, but before you feed this to your baby, make sure that baby has already tried the powdered version o