Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Wambatu Moju (Brinjal Moju)
This is a tasty recipe from Sri Lanka. Wambatu Moju is mostly like a pickle. But we can taste it soon after prepared. If stored properly, It can be kept for few days in a glass bottle.
In Sri Lanka, wambatu moju takes part in any special festival & served with rice & other curries.
Here is my recipe.
Ingerdients: (for 4-5 servings)
1-2 large size brinjal
10 small red onion (Anyway I didn’t have red onion when preparing for this blog post,so I used 1 big onion)
5 green chilies
1 tsp chillie 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.
Grind mustard seeds & cloves using some vinegar.
Then mix all chili 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.(Anyway in this pictures I have used big onion, but it is more tastier with small red onions)
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.
This is good to pack with rice & other curries.
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