Air Fryer Brinjal Dry Curry / Baby Eggplant Roast

"Spicy and crispy baby eggplant/brinjal roast made in an air fryer! A perfect side that’s vegan and gluten-free!"


Ennai Kathirika






35 M




Spicy and crispy

– 350 grams brinjal chopped lengthwise – ¼ tsp ground turmeric – 1.25 tsp salt or to taste – 2 tsp rasam powder refer notes – 2 tsp oil – 1.5 tbsp almond flour To Temper (optional) – ½ tsp oil – ½ tsp mustard seeds – 5 to 7 curry leaves Measurement details: 1 cup = 240ml; 1 tbsp = 15ml; 1 tsp = 5ml.

You will need:


Simple & easy-to-follow

Steps 1-3

– Remove the brinjal stems and chop them lengthwise and wash them. Pat them dry. – Add the oil, rasam powder, turmeric powder, and salt to the chopped and dry brinjals. – Mix them well and ensure you have coated the spices evenly. Parallelly, preheat the air fryer if required as per the manual instructions.

Step 4-6

– Add the brinjal into the air fryer basket and air fry at 370 deg F for 8 minutes. – Transfer the partially cooked brinjal into the mixing bowl and add the almond flour. Mix the brinjals and almond flour well. – Transfer this brinjal coated with almond flour to the air fryer basket and air fry at 370 deg F for 8 minutes.

Step 7-8

– By now, the brinjals will be well cooked. Shake them once and air fry for 3 to 4 minutes at 370 deg F for additional crispiness. Transfer it to a bowl. – Optional step: In a separate tempering kadai, heat the oil, and when the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the tempering to the brinjal curry.

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