Saturday, May 5, 2012

DAHI BAIGAN



Baby brinjals simmered in yogurt and spices... delicious curry to serve with pulaos and biriyanis.

Ingredients:
Brinjals ..... 1/4 kg (small variety)
Onion ...... 1
Green chillies ... 2
Ginger ............. 1 inch piece
Garlic .............. 7-8 cloves
Tomato .......... 1
Curd/yogurt .... 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder... 1/4 tsp
Salt .............. to taste

Dry roast and grind:
>Coriander seeds .... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds .......... 1 tsp
Saunf/fennel ......... 1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut ... 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds ........... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies ......... 2

For tempering:
Mustard seeds .......... 1 tsp
Asafoetida............... a pinch
Curry leaves............ a sprig
Oil ........... 2-3 tbsps.

Method:
1. Slit the brinjals with the stems intact and put them in salt water.
2. Dry roast and grind the mentioned masalas.
3. Grind coarsely the onion, tomato, green chillies and ginger-garlic.
4. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the tempering ingredients. When they crackle, add the ground onion-tomato paste (3) Saute for a minute and add salt and turmeric powder.
5. Now put the brinjals and saute again for half a minute.
6. Blend the dry ground masala (2) with sour curd. Mix it with the brinjals. Add a cup of water and cook up to 3 whistles. If cooking in a pan then add a little more water and simmer until done.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

46 comments:

  1. very new to this kind of Dahi baigan.Looks yummy.

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    1. Thanks Subhashini.. very simple recipe but tasty one.

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    1. Please do try out and let me know..

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  3. good one-loved the intense flavours !

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  4. Delicious..never prepared this..thanks for sharing:-)

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    1. Thanks Nithu.. do try it out sometime

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  5. Sounds super yummy..will surely try this

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  6. Shoba,this looks and sounds so yummy,I love the purple baingan in the mustard color sauce...drool...drool...drool:)

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    1. Thanks Mrs K .. yes, it does look inviting

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  7. Shobha-Ji, Read your intro in Nithu's blog. so many places, so many cultures - awesome! Also touched by your fondness for things Telugu.

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  8. I make the same dish but without yogurt.. addition of yogurt is a brilliant idea... yum...

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  9. very nice dish, looks really tempting and yummy!

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  10. thanx Shobha, this is one of my favourite renditions of Baingan!!

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  11. I love anything made with eggplant.. loved your version.

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    1. Yes, it goes well with anything.. thanks

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  13. Dear Shobha
    This is a very nice recipe. I like the spice combo, it is very different from the few Dahi baigan recipes that I know. I must try soon. But before that I will make your Banana Malpua..ha ha
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thanks Ushnish and enjoy your banana malpuas.You too have a gr8 week-end

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  14. hello Shobha,you have been tagged in the questionnaire post on my blog today,please check it out:)!!!

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    1. Thanks Kavita... I saw it last night. will do it as soon as possible.

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