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Vazhuthananga Varuthathu/Crispy Eggplant Fry



Vazhuthananga Varuthathu/Crispy Eggplant Fry

Aubergine/eggplant fry is quick and easy side dish that goes well with rice and sambar/rasam. Eggplant is a wonderful vegetable but I like it best when fried. Are you a fan of eggplant fry? Eggplant sometimes tastes bitter and soggy when fried.Adding salt and keeping aside for a few minutes will release the water from the eggplant making it perfect for crispy fries. Earlier I shared another version of breaded eggplant fry that can be served as an appetizer. This is a home style crispy fry. Try this you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Egg plant- 1
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3tsp
Pepper powder -1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder- a pinch
Cumin powder- a pinch
Garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Rice flour- 2 tsp
Potato starch- 2 tbs
(or a combination of rice flour and corn starch)
Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil for frying



Cut eggplant into half inch thick round pieces and sprinkle a little salt after let it rest for 3-4 minutes. Place them on  paper towel and gently press down and take off the excess water.
Make a paste of chilly powder, turmeric powder,pepper powder, cumin powder, fenugreek powder, garlic paste,lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Spread this paste as a thin coating on the eggplant.
 In a bowl mix rice flour and potato starch.Take the eggplant pieces one by one and roll them in this flour and set aside for five minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the eggplant till both sides are crispy. Drain to paper towels. Serve with rice.

You might also like
Vazhuthananga Theeyal
Spicy Eggplant Masala Fry
Mediterranean Spicy Stuffed Eggplant 
Pavakka Varuthathu/Bitter Gourd Fry
Chena Varuthathu/Yam Fry

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Hope you will all enjoy!

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