Friday, April 1, 2011

Spicy Drumstick Eggplant Curry

This is one of my favorites which is a combination of drumstick and eggplant fry with spices. I can just have this daily. I don't buy eggplants so very often and when I buy I make sure I have the frozen drumsticks lying in my fridge:). This curry is perfect with white rice and ghee. (I pour more ghee thou' :)). Also goes well with chapathi/roti/pooris.

Eggplants - 5 medium
Drumsticks - 8
Chopped onions - 2 tsp
Chopped tomato - 2 tsp
Garlic - chopped - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as needed
Coriander leaves - to garnish

Dry powders:
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Amchur(Mango) powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric -1/2 tsp


  • Wash the eggplants well, chop the ends, and cut into any desired size and place them in cold water until used for cooking.
  • Heat a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing. Once they crackle add onions and garlic fry till the onions turn pink.
  • Add in the tomatoes, cook till tender.
  • Add the eggplant, drumstick pieces and fry well.
  • Add needed water,cover and cook until the pieces are tender.
  • Add all the dry powders along with salt, mix well and fry for 5 more mins.
Make it dry to have with rice/make it like a gravy to have with rotis.(adding more water) 
Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot..

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. A fav of mine looks delicious.

  2. Delicious combo of drumstick and eggplant

  3. love this combo a lot...
    looks delicious dear :)

  4. Hi Sowmya, first time here!! I loved the combination of drumstick and eggplant.. will try this soon.. love to follow u!

  5. Curry looks mouth watering!!!


  6. A new combo- liked the combo of spices you used!

    US Masala

  7. that's a new combo, should try it out!, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments you have a lovely space yourself, will visit you often...