Vazhuthananga Pulissery / Brinjal in coconut and yogurt gravy

Pulissery( Moru curry ) is a traditional Kerala dish made using yogurt , ground coconut, and vegetable or fruits. This is on of the popular dish as part of the onam sadhya.  Try this yummy Brinjal pulissery .

Ingredients for Brinjal Pulissery

Brinjal   – 2 nos small (slit one brinjal into 4)

Ginger, thinly sliced     – 2 tsp

Green chilli, slit  – 4 nos

Garlic, sliced     – 4 nos

Curry  leaves – 1 sprig

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

Coconut oil      – 4 tbsp

Chilli powder    – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder  – 3/4  tsp

Yogurt, whisked         – 1 cup

Salt as needed

For grinding
Grated coconut  – 1 cup

Cumin seeds      –  1/2 tsp

For tempering
Coconut oil  – 1 tbsp

Dry red chillies   – 3 nos

 Mustard seeds    – 1 tsp


Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan, fry brinjal slices. Set aside.

In the remaining oil, splutter fenugreek seeds. Add ginger, green chillies, garlic, curry leaves. Saute them. Now add turmeric powder and chilli powder. Now add ground smooth coconut paste. Add fried brinjal slices. Now add yogurt and salt. Switch off the stove immediately.

Heat oil in another pan, splutter mustard seeds, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. Pour this to the above made curry.

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