Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wambatu Moju (Brinjal Moju)

This is a tasty recipe from Sri Lanka. Wambatu Moju  is mostly like a pickle. But we can taste it soon after prepared. If stored properly, It can be kept for few days in a glass bottle.

In Sri Lanka, wambatu moju takes part in any special festival & served with rice & other curries.

Here is my recipe.

Ingerdients: (for 4-5 servings)

1-2  large size brinjal
10 small red onion (Anyway I didn’t have red onion when preparing for this blog post,so I used 1 big onion)
5 green chilies
1 tsp chillie powder,

1 tsp garlic ginger paste
curry leaves

2 cloves
1-2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
2 tbspn vinegar
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn mustard seeds
Oil to fry


Slice brinjal length wise, mix with turmeric powder.
Deep fry it until golden brown.
Drain oil & keep aside.

Grind mustard seeds & cloves using some vinegar.
Then mix all chili powder, ground mustard seeds, cloves, salt & sugar in vinegar.
The taste of this sauce should be a mix of spicy, sweet & sour taste. Adjust salt accordingly.
Mix fried brinjal with this sauce & keep aside.

Split green chilies length wise.
Don’t slice red onion. However cut into two parts if they are very big.(Anyway in this pictures I have used big onion, but it is more tastier with small red onions)

Heat 1 tbspn oil in a pan.
Once it is hot, add green chilies & onion mix.
Saute few seconds.
Once it is tender, add the mixture of fried brinjal(already mixed with sauce)
Mix well.
Add curry leaves.
Adjust salt if need.
Simmer few minutes & remove from burner.
Serve with Rice & curry.

This is good to pack with rice & other curries.

Sharing with the event -Healthy Lunchbox Ideas guest hosting by Priya, started by  Kalyani @Sizzling Tastebuds


  1. hi amy, the dish looks delicious. happy diwali to you and family

  2. Wow looks excellent,thanks for sending Amy,got ur entries dear..

  3. Love this dish. You're lunch box looks very yummy!

  4. Dish sounds great,thanks for sharing

  5. First time on your blog.. Your blog is very unique as I have not come across any blog of Srilankan recipes... Too good.

  6. I m going to try your recipe tonight. Thanks for sharing

  7. I m going to try your recipe tonight. Will let you know how it comes out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. hope you'll be able to get the right taste...thanks for the comment


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