Baingan Methi

It is brinjal time again.  This is a humble dish, quick to make and healthy.  I am not a big fan of brinjal family but this one definitely is my favorite.  Try it and you will be amazed with how good it comes out. 


1/2 bunch fenugreek leaves (methi)
7-8 long slender brinjals
1-2 whole red chlli
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
1-2 Tablespoon oil for frying
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
½ tsp Red Chilli Powder


Wash the methi leaves and chop them.  Cut the brinjal into cubes.  Now take a pan and heat oil.  Add the Cumin seeds, once they crackle, add whole red chilli and ½ tsp turmeric powder.  Now add the brinjals and stir.  Add salt as per taste and cover with a lid.  After 5-7 minutes check if the brinjals are cooked.  Once they are almost cooked, add the spices, stir, and add the chopped fenugreek leaves.  It will take five more minutes for this to cook and it is done. Methi leaves don’t take much time to cook and I like to take them off the flame before they lose their color.  The dish is ready to be served with hot chapatti!