Brinjals taste best with a bowl of hot rice. In this recipe curd is used as a medium to combine spices and it also adds tanginess to the gravy. Mustard paste adds pungent taste to the curry. Anyone will love these steamed brinjals.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Serves: 2-3


  • 300 g small sized brinjals
  • 2 tbsp fresh mustard paste
  • 2 tbsp hung curd
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder or1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Yam or colossal leaves for wrapping the brinjals
  • Salt to taste


Make two slits in each of the small brinjals. Make a marinade with hung curd and spices. Rub the brinjals with this paste and keep aside for 10 minutes. Place in a mixing bowl and add the mustard paste and the oil and smear into the brinjals.

Divide the brinjals into 5-6 portions. Place each portion in a leaf and tie with a string. Steam these parcels for 20 minutes.

Serve the parcels in the leaves and allow each parcel to be opened on the serving plate with a bowl of steamed rice.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.