This is such a refreshing twist to the usual onion and cucumber raita.... a big hit with the children!! we make this so often at home....and we never get bored!......

1 cup plain yoghurt
3 tbsps water
smaller than a lime size, jaggery dissolved in little water
3 small brinjals, cut in rounds
1/2 green chilli, cut coarsely
 6 curry leaves
oil for frying
1 pinch, jeera/cumin seeds
corriander leaves to garnish

  • Pour the yoghurt in a medium sized bowl and mix the salt, green chilli, dissolved jaggery and water. Keep aside
  • fry the brinjal and turn off the flame when it starts changing colour. Drain 

  • Add the brinjal to the yoghurt.
  • In a separate frying pan add 1 tbsp oil. when its hot add the cumin seeds, curry leaves. When it starts spluttering turn off the heat and pour it into the yoghurt.
  • garnish with corriander leaves

  • serve chilled
  •  for those who think they want to eat healthier, you can always grill the brinjals. Slice the brinjals , and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and grill for a few minutes.
  • its better to use the green brinjals for this recipe rather than the purple ones because thepurple ones might be a bit bitter.
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  1. Different and yummy raita. Nice idea of using fried eggplants. Thx for linking to the event.

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  2. This is an awesome twist to the old raita. I like it:)

  3. Looks really very yummy brinjal raita.

  4. This really is an interesting twist! I am sure the crunchy fried brinjal must be a wonderful contrast to the creamy raita. Well done!
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  5. Hi! Just stumbled upon your blog and love this raita. I recently made eggplant raita but with roasted ones. This looks very unique and delicious. Will be trying it out.

  6. This is my favourite. My mom makes it all the time. Instead of frying, i'd also suggest for you to just spray/apply olive oil (optional) on the brinjal slices, and wrap them in foil- and bake it for 15 minutes. Tastes very heavenly with the raita. Cheers xx

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