Here's for you a brinjal recipe straight from Kashmir. Brinjals cooked in mustard oil with kashmiri red chillies and varied spices.
3 Tbsp mustard oil
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp cumin seeds (zeera)
5 green cardamom (elaichi)
1 Tbsp kashmiri red chillies
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp coriander powder (sookha dhaniya powder)
Salt, to taste
1 Tbsp dry ginger powder (saunth powder)
2 sliced onion
5 long brinjals
1 sliced tomato
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
Coriander leaves, to garnish
In a wok (kadai) add mustard oil, cinnamon, cumin seeds, green cardamoms, kashmiri red chilies, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and little salt. Mix them well together and add little water.
Add dry ginger powder and combine them together.
Add sliced onion and brinjals. Fry them well together.
Cover them and let the brinjals cook for 20 mintues.
Add the sliced tomatoes, fennel seeds and little water.