Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti | Brinjal Stir Fry


Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti is a tasty side dish prepared with brinjal. Brinjal Stir Fry is a spicy blend rich with a nice array of Indian spices. Stir Fry dishes are quite popular in Kerala Cuisine and you can make the dish with a variety of vegetables like plantain, yam, beans, the list goes on. You can observe Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti served for Onam Sadhyas too. This is a versatile and satisfying side dish that you will surely enjoy. You can also serve the dish with roti/chappathis too. Brinjal/Eggplant is a favorite vegetable commonly used in Indian and regional Cuisines to make curries, gravies, fries, and even snacks. I love brinjal in all forms. The texture of Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti is all too smooth and soft to touch. A bit slimy perhaps. But its great for me. This is that humble vegetable we all fall after. And Brinjal Stir Fry is the most easiest and very basic dish that requires just 4 simple ingredients.

Brinjal cooks fast and you have to be careful it doesn’t overcook and get all mashed up. Fried vegetables are altogether tasty and Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti is no way behind. Brinjals are very healthy too. Rich in iron, vitamins, and fiber, I often try to incorporate brinjal based dishes in my diet. Do try this simple stir fry at home and remember to send me feedback. I have prepared the dish in coconut oil. I think that’s the trick for the aromatic flavor. My kid didn’t like brinjals but when I prepared this dish, he didn’t even bothered to ask me what was the vegetable. The whole dish disappeared in a flash. As a responsible mom, there is nothing more that is needed. I was content that my efforts have won. You can explore a well detailed Brinjal Stir Fry recipe here .


Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti

Vazhuthananga Mezhukkupuratti | Brinjal Stir Fry

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Brinjal Stir Fry, first heat some coconut oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  • Coarsely grind shallots, chillies, salt and turmeric.
  • Add it to the pan and fry well.
  • Add sliced brinjal and fry well. Cover with a lid and cook in low flame adding some water if required.
  • Remove the lid when done and add some more oil and fry well.


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