Mangalore brinjal or Gulla as it is commonly known in Mangalore, is a tastier variety of brinjals. Read about the brinjals here.
Many delicacies are made from these brinjals, among which I enjoy the deep fried ones the most. There are two ways to prepare the deep fried ones. One, is to dip the brinjal slices in gram flour batter and deep fry them. The second method is to marinate the slices in spices and then roll them in semolina or rava or sooji and then deep fry them. The rava fry can also be made as a shallow fry. This time I tried it in microwave. It is easy to make, takes less than 10 minutes and is also healthy.
Gulla/brinjal slices - 10 no.
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida/hing - 1 tsp
Rava/sooji - to roll the slices
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients except rava and oil and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Then roll the brinjal slices in rava and place on a greased microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Brush the slices with oil, turn them over. Drizzle a little oil on top of the slices and again microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Check if cooked.
Note: The slices shrink a little when ready. Make the slices of medium thickness, neither too thick nor too thin.