Curry in a Hurry with Brinjal

It is very tiring to cook after office for many working women. Most of us look for something which can be done fast and get away with the kitchen work. Brinjal Curry is a contribution by my MIL which is tasty, grindless and fast to cook. If you have few frozen chapathis, just re heat them on tava and enjoy them with brinjal curry.

Ingrediants :
Brinjal : 2 big
Onion : 1 big
grated wet coconut : 2 tbsp
Sambar Powder : 1tbsp
Tamarind Paste : 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Oil : 2tsp
Tadka ingrediants : Mustard, Curry Leaves
Procedure :
1. Cut onions and brinjals into small pieces.
2. Mix sambar powder, wet coconut, salt and turmeric. Leave it aside for 5 mins.
3. You can do some other small little work during this waiting time.
4. In a wide pan, heat oil. Add tadka ingrediants.
5. Now it is the turn of brinjal onion mix to go into the pan.
6. Stirr and mix for next 30 sec. Add tamarind paste and little water (5-8tbsp)
7. Cook brinjal on low flame for next 10 mins or till the brinjals are soft and tender.
8. Check for salt, adjust the curry according to your taste.
9. Remove from stove and set it aside for 5 mins.
10. Serve with chapathi, roti, any indian bread.
Total time taken : 20 mins including cutting time.
The surface area of brinjals increases when they are cut into smaller pieces, thus cutting down the cooking time. The curry has less oil and healthy to eat.

Glycemic Index; what is the glycemic index of your food ?
What Is Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical scale used to indicate how fast and how high a particular food can raise our blood glucose (blood sugar) level. A food with a low GI will typically prompt a moderate rise in blood glucose, while a food with a high GI may cause our blood glucose level to increase above the optimal level.
An awareness of foods' Glycemic Index can help you control your blood sugar levels, and by doing so, may help you prevent heart disease, improve cholesterol levels, prevent insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes, prevent certain cancers, and achieve or maintain a healthy weight. A substantial amount of research suggests a low GI diet provides these significant health benefits.
Glycemic Index of Brinjal and Onions are rated at 15 each (with reference to white bread). The GI of the whole curry is the average of individual ingrediants. The ingrediants chosen above for curry are from LOW GI catergory and hence healthy to eat.
Eating healthy to keep fit is something everyone likes to do. I am trying to cook my food with conscience with an intent to keep myself healthy. My approach is to go by glycemic index values of food. This would be my first contribution towards it.
The toal amount of food taken is just divided and eaten at regular intervals and low GI foods helped to maintain sugar levels at these intervals. This is my experince.


Jayashree said...

Not just working women, even others sometimes want to get their cooking done quickly...and your curry seems like a good way to do just that.

Unknown said...

Nice and different kind of curry...I have to cook in a hurry many times (though i am not working),so will certainly try it out sometime..and good info on glycemic ind. usually we never think of this while cooking..should keep in mind.

Sia said...

curry in hurry indeed:)
i have replied to ur mail lakshmi. let me know if u still ave any doubts.

amna said...

i love brinjal, though i have seen people with extreme reactions to it.

FH said...

Lakshmi, great dish.I love Brijals and great to know they provide nutrients too.
I do appreciate all women who work outside home and juggle with the family too when they come home, takes a lot of work indeed!:)

Finla said...

Loved the title.
Delicious looking curry

Mythreyee said...

Great curry! my husband who is an eggplant lover will love this recipe. I am going to surprise him with this dish sometime this week. Thanks!

Sagari said...

yummy curry lakshmi

Red Chillies said...

That is one tasty and easy recipe to know. I totaly understand how difficult it must be to manage home, work, cooking, kids etc.

Archana Doshi said...

well kudos to working moms. I am full time mom at home, taking care of both kids, home, family, blogging, and teach yoga in weekends. this keeps me busy as well. I enjoy every bit of it :)

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8! thanx 4 sharing...

Dhivya said...

wow..easy to make and looks delicious too...want to try.Happy V day

Kribha said...

Nice and quick curry. I love brinjals and will try it for sure.

Priyanka Agrawal said...

i love the name of this post! the food looks tempting. how u doing? haven't heard from toy in a while.