Brinjal / Eggplant - 1 big one
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tblspn
For Roasting & Grinding:
Dry Red Chillies - 4
Sesame Seeds - 2 tblspn
Garlic - 1 fat clove
Take the roasting ingredients in a heavy bottom dry pan and roast till it is golden. Once it is toasted, take them in a blender and add some water to make it into a smooth paste.
Now Slice brinjal into long slices.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in brinjal slices and toss well in the oil. Now add in salt, sugar, and other spice powder and give a quick toss.
Cover the kadai with a lid and let it steam cook for 10 mins till the brinjal is done.
Add in the sesame masala now and some water. Mix well. Cook for 5 more mins.
Now add in tamarind pulp and mix well. Cook for 5 more mins till it is thick.