Monday, 9 November 2009

Roasted Brinjal Mosaru Bajji

This recipe has been passed on to me by my sister...who has learnt it from her MIL. It is indeed one of the tastiest 'avtar' of Brinjal! It doesnt require any cooking, except for roasting the Brinjal. Traditionally, this was done in the 'Chulha' where, they would just leave the Brinjals on the red hot coal. They would have, for example, cooked rice and put the fire off. Yet the heat present in the Chulha is sufficient enough to roast Brinjal! Well, in our gadget-savvy kitchen..we have the oven! We have to basically bake it for about an hour at 180 deg centigrade. Of course, in case you have a gas stove, you could just expose the Brinjal to the open flame and it would just take few minutes.

Big Purple Brinjal- 1
Yogurt/curd- 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Green chillies- 2 chopped
Coriander leaves- Few
Oil- 2 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2tsp
Red Chilly- 1 (Broken into pieces)
Curry leaves- few

Apply oil around the Brinjal and place in a tray covered with Aluminum foil. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C. Once, the desired temperature is attained, place the tray inside the oven and leave it for about an hour.

After an hour, take the tray out and let the Brinjal cool for few minutes. You can easily peel off the skin and keep the pulp aside. To this add Yogurt, Salt, Green chillies and mix well. In a pan, heat oil. Add Urad dal, Mustard seeds and Red Chilly pieces. Once the mustard starts to splutter, add the Curry leaves and pour this seasoning to the Brinjal-Yogurt mixture. Mix well and garnish with Coriander leaves. Enjoy with Rice!

Preparation Time: 1h:15Minutes
Serves: 2 people


  1. Must be yummy with rice,very nice recipe ...

  2. Nice recipe! is it some form of brinjal raita?

  3. i came to know abt this one after marriage.somehow i dont like the taste,but for brinjal lovers,it is sure a great recipe.

  4. Looks delicious!First time here.Do visit

  5. Curry looks so creamy and delicious..nice recipe...

  6. Nice recipe!!Looks yummy and delicious..My sis use to prepare this..but i never tried it..:)

  7. This is def..yummy. A must ry

  8. Thank you all for stopping by!

  9. Both of us are not great fans of brinjal, but this sounds so delicious.. Amma makes kothsu with roasted brinjal.. Will this for a change!
    Glad you liked the sambar and Aloo methi!! :)


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