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Simple Brinjal(Eggplant) Curry in Instant Pot

Simple brinjal curry

Simple Brinjal(Eggplant) Curry in Instant Pot with detailed video and photo recipe – This Instant Pot Brinjal/Eggplant curry makes a simple flavorful curry thanks to pressure cooking everything in one go. It is VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE too. Pair it with a side of roti/ naan or steamed rice and you have a delicious meal on the table way under 15 minutes.

Today I am happy to share with you one of the easiest and express way to cook it. No roasting, no long hours of cooking required to make this yummy version of eggplant curry. Everything goes raw into one pot and within minutes a delicious curry is ready to devour.Oh! how I love under 15 minute meals!! I am sure you prefer them too.

I have been trying different recipes in the Instant Pot and I am truly loving the flavors and the ease of use. One of the best dishes I have made is the simple eggplant curry in Instant Pot. It is my newest discovery and I am loving the ease with which they can be cooked to perfection.

Simple brinjal curry

simple brinjal curry calls for a few fresh ingredients for the gravy, like finely cubed onions (For puree), cilantro, along with few aromatic spices.

simple brinjal curry is very simple curry , Usually brinjal curry is made by stuffing spice mixture in them , but this is not stuffed just with minimum spices this tastes delicious. Don’t skip the step first to fry brinjals in oil. I served this curry with some steamed rice and home made fresh Rotis.

Simple Brinjal(Eggplant) Curry in Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Brinjal/Eggplant curry makes a simple flavorful curry thanks to pressure cooking everything in one go. It is VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE too. Pair it with a side of roti/ naan or steamed rice and you have a delicious meal on the table way under 15 minutes.
Course Instant Pot Recipes
Cuisine Indian, north indian, south indian
Keyword brinjal, chickpea curry, eggplant, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Sowji’sKitchen

Ingredients

  • 12 Small brinjals Slit each brinjal into four sections lengthwise with out cutting crown
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Onion Cubed
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind juice
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Coriander leaves Garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 red chili

Instructions 

Preparation

  • Cut the onion into cubes. Transfer into blender
  • Blend into rough paste and keep the aside
  • Wash and cut the brinjals into four sections lengthwise with out cutting crown.

Method

  • Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot.
  • Add 3 tbsp of oil , once it’s hot add brinjals.
  • Saute brinjals for 3-4 minutes ( till brinjal color is lightly changed).Take out all brinjals and keep aside.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chili and curry leaves . Fry for a min
  • Add Onion Paste ,Saute till onion paste turn light brown
  • Add Turmeric powder, Coriander powder,Chilli powder and Salt. Mix well ( don’t burn , or add little water not to burn spices).
  • Add tamarind juce and mix well.
  • Add fried Brinjals ,mix Well
  • Add 1 cup Water. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  • Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes
  • Do a QUICK PRESSURE RELEASE (Wait FOR 5 MINUTES.BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM). Open the lid and add Coriander leaves .
  • Serve with white rice or roti.

Notes

If water their is more water in curry , on saute and cook till water evaporates ( or for your desired consistency).

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Preparation:

1. Cut the onion into cubes

2. Transfer onion pieces into blender and blend into coarse paste. Keep them aside

Blend onion into coarse paste

3. Wash and Slit the brinjals into four sections lengthwise with out cutting crown.

Slit brinjals into 4

Method

1.Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot.

2. Add 3 tbsp of oil , once it’s hot add brinjals.

OIl

3. Saute brinjals for 3-4 minutes ( till brinjal color is lightly changed).Take out all brinjals and keep aside.

Fried brinjal

4. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds , red chili and curry leaves . Fry for a min

5. Add Onion Paste ,Saute till onion paste turn light brown

Fry onion paste

6. Add Turmeric powder, Coriander powder,Chilli powder and Salt. Mix well ( don’t burn , or add little water not to burn spices).

Spices

7. Add tamarind juce and mix well.

Tamarind juice

8. Add fried Brinjals ,mix Well

Add fried brinjals

9. Add 1 cup Water. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.

Water

10. Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.

11. Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes

12. Do a QUICK PRESSURE RELEASE (Wait FOR 5 MINUTES.BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM

13. Open the lid and add Coriander leaves .

Coriander leaves

14. Serve with white rice or roti.

Serve brinjal curry

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