Jun 27, 2011

Baghare Baingan

Baghare Baingan

Serves: 4

You will need

For Baingan:

50 ml oil for frying
4 baingan - purple color (aubergines), cut in half

For spice paste (masala):

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds (khas khas)
1 1/2 teaspoon peanuts
2 tablespoon (30 g) grated coconut (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (til)
2 tablespoon water

Other ingredients

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 spring curry leaves
1/4 turmeric powder
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 cup water (100 ml)
1 teaspoon tamarind paste or 3 teaspoons tamarind juice
1 tablespoon coriander leaves


For brinjal:

Wash and clean brinjal. Wipe each brinjal with a kitchen towel and cut in half.

Heat oil 50 ml oil on a medium heat and deep - fry brinjal pieces until lightly browned. Drain and keep aside.

For spice paste:

Heat a fry pan and, separately, dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and peanuts for 1 minute on a low to medium heat. Remove skin form the roasted peanuts. Transfer these ingredients to a mixer bowl and make a smooth in a mixer with 2 tablespoon water. If using grated coconut, dry roast for 10 minutes on a low to medium heat and make a paste along with the other ingredients.

Final preparation:

In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil fry sliced onions till golden color and crisp.

Add curry leaves, ground paste, turmeric powder, slit green chillies and red chilli powder. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes on a low heat (you will get a nice aroma !!!)

Add 1 cup water, tamarind paste / juice and salt to taste and cook for 10 minutes on a low to medium heat or until the gravy slightly thickens. Add fried brinjals and stir gently. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and cook again on a low heat for 5 - 7 minutes. Serve hot with Biryani / Pulao/ Rotis / Rice.


Unknown said...

yummy recipe,luks very tempting...sure will try.

Aarthi said...

looking very good...Yummy..Will try soon...My mum loves brinjal..Should make this for her

Deepthi KR said...

wow this is my fav combo for biryani...
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