Eggplant/Aubergine /Brinjal Sambhar

Sambhar is one dish which can be prepared with variety of vegetables . Sambhar is a vegetable stew made with broth of Pigeon Pea and Tamarind pulp. A tempering of spices gives it a wonderful flavor and aroma. Normally I used all vegetables together in sambhar but yesterday I tried it with brinjal only . It was good in taste and liked by everyone. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

Brinjal Sambhar
Brinjal Sambhar

1 cup Toor /Arhar dal/Pigeon pea
1 cup brinjal/eggplant/aubergine , cubes
1 tomato , diced
3 green chillies , chopped
1 piece tamarind , gooseberry sized
2 tablespoon sambhar powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon red chilly powder

For tempering

2 tablespoon clarified butter
1 pinch asefetida
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 cup curry leaves
2 whole dried red chilly

1/2 cup coriander leaves , chopped
Water as required

Cook Toor dal with brinjal , tomato , green chilly , pinch of salt and turmeric powder in enough water , in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.

Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar

Open the lid and add tamarind pulp, salt in it. Let it cook on low heat.

Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar

Now add sambhar powder and cook for another 10 minutes.

Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar

For tampering
Heat clarified butter in a wok, add asafetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chilly. Stir and add curry leaves.


Pour this tampering over the cooked dal. Give it a nice stir and garnish with chopped coriander or curry leaves.

Brinjal sambahr
Brinjal sambahr

Serve it hot with dosa, idli or rice.

Brinjal Sambhar
Brinjal Sambhar

Serve-4 Cooking time- 35 minutes

28 comments on “Eggplant/Aubergine /Brinjal Sambhar”

  1. flavorful sambar..looks delicious

  2. You changed your blog layout? Its nice and the pictures are awesome too. We are big eaters of sambar and one of our fav is the one you have shared. Brinjals somehow taste fabulous in dhal and spice mixture. Its simply inviting.

  3. Oh my, oh my, my favorite sambar…. looks inviting

  4. delicious sambar.looks so tempting.

  5. this looks so wonderful! i love eggplant and sambar <3

    i truly wish i could post this on pinterest because i use pinterest as a repository for recipes i want to keep. if you have a pinterest account can you please give me the link so i can repin your recipes. thank you!

  6. Chitz says:

    I too mostly make brinjal sambar.. Urs too look tasty & pleasing !!

  7. delicious sambar, adding eggplant made it more healthy and flavorful….

  8. Tempting sambhar.. Wow.. Would love to have with hot plain rice! 🙂

  9. Shree says:

    thanks for dropping by my space Sapana. Happy to follow your beautiful bolg too !

  10. Delicious eggplant sambar, pressure cooking vegetables with dal is wonderful idea.

    1. And less time consuming too. Thanks Dear!

  11. i add egg plant for adding the thickness along with potato..this has come out really well for you

  12. Awesome pictures and My favorite Recipe Sapana 🙂

  13. my son loves the brinjal the most amongst all other veggies that i put up in sambar..this wud be just perfect for him.

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