Monday, August 20, 2012

BAGHARE BAIGAN


Baghare Baigan is a spicy dish from Hyderabadi Cuisine. Baby brinjals are simmered in a paste made with peanuts and lots of spices. This curry is tangy in taste. This is also another popular accompaniment served with biriyanis.

Ingredients:
Small brinjals ...........1/2 kilo
Onion ........... 1
Poppy seeds .........1tbsp.
Sesame seeds ...... 1tbsp.
Dessicated coconut .. 1 tbsp.
Dry red chillies ... 2-3
Cumin seeds ....... 1tsp.
Coriander seeds.... 1tsp.
Cloves ...................3-4
Cardamoms ..........3-4
Peanuts ................. handful
Yogurt ...................1/2 cup
Turmeric powder ...1/2 tsp.
Salt ...to taste
Tamarind juice .....1-2 tbsp.
Tomato ketchup .... 1tbsp.
Oil

For tempering:
Mustard seeds .....1 tbsp.
Asafoetida ....a pinch
Curry leaves .... a sprig
Dry red chillies ....... 2

Method:
1. Give a slit to the brinjals and put them in water to which a tbsp. of salt is added.
2. Deep fry the brinjals.
3. Fry the onion to golden brown colour, cook for a few minutes adding a little water. Blend it.
4. Dry roast the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, peanuts,cloves and cardamoms. Grind them to a paste adding little water.
5. In a pan put oil and add the tempering. Then add the onion paste, salt and turmeric powder.
6. Mix the ground masala paste with yogurt and add it to the onion paste. Also mix in the tamarind juice and tomato ketchup. Add half cup water to make gravy.
7. Now put the fried brinjals into the masala and simmer for a few minutes.

12 comments:

  1. Delicious, would be great with the naan below :-)

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    1. Yes...and it goes well with Hyderabadi Biriyani too.I even like it with plain rice.This is my favourite dish.

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  2. Lovely baingans, we just love it too much and next time will try ur recipe for sure shobha !

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    1. Must try it Sonia if you love baigans this is the curry for you

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  3. I think I would just eat the curry which is the delicious part with coconut, peanuts and tamarind.

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    1. Yes, the gravy is the best part.

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  4. Love love it...
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  5. nice recipe.. I love that sort of taste in the curry.

    Thank you for linking it to the event :)

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