Shallow Fried Baingan Raita / Shallow Fried Baingan in Curd - A tasty side dish with rice ..
3 baingan / brinjal ( big size ), cut into thin round slices
2 tablespoon oil ( 1 tablespoon for each side )
2 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves (optional)
For the marinade:
1 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
4 teaspoons rice flour
2 tablespoons water
Mix all the marinade ingredients (spice mix) together and make a thick paste with water.
For the curd:
200 ml curd, beat well
1/2 teaspoon slat
Beat / whisk curd with salt (One can use Tupperware quick shaker for this purpose. Then the curd will be very creamy and smooth (without lumps or use egg beater). Keep aside.
Wash and clean baingan and drain out water completely. Wipe each baingan with a kitchen towel.
Cut baingan into thin round slices and apply spice paste evenly on both the sides. Keep aside for half an hour.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non - stick tawa / frying pan. Arrange marinated baingan pieces and shallow fry on a medium heat till golden brown on both the sides / softens. Sprinkle remaining oil when frying the other side. Do not fry on high heat.
In a serving bowl, pour beaten curd. Arrange shallow fried baingan pieces carefully. Decorate with chopped coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with rice / pulao ...