Brinjal Serwa/ Brinjal Side Dish for Briyani

11:42 PM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments


  • Brinjal/Egg plant - 250 gm [Remove stem and cut length-wise]
  • Onions - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Red chillies - 4
  • Black pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind - Size of one small lemon[dilute this in water before half an hour itself]
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - small amount
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp


  • In a flat bottomed pan, add oil and add crushed pepper and cumin seeds. [Don't grind pepper and cumin seeds, simply crush it]
  • Then add red chillies, curry leaves, and sliced onion.
  • Fry this until the onion become transparent.
  • Add chopped tomato, brinjal, chilli powder, and salt.
  • Close the pan with the lid and heat this mixture in medium flame for few minutes until the brinjal is nicely cooked.
  • Add thick tamarind juice to this mixture and cook in a very low flame.
  • Cook until oil separates from the mixture.
  • Brinjal serwa is ready and this can be served with briyani.

Cooking time: 30 minutes.
I like this side dish, this is normally served in marriages and there are many variants for this recipe.


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