Monday, August 17, 2015

KHATTE MEETHE BAIGAN / SWEET AND TANGY BRINJAL / EGGPLANT / AUBERGINE CURRY



A simple and tangy brinjal preparation.
Deep fried baby brinjals are simmered with spices and tamarind juice. .. a delicious side dish to serve with rotis / dal chawal .

Ingredients:
Baby brinjals .... 200 gms
Onion ............ 1
Green chillies .. 1
Ginger ......... 1 inch piece
Garlic .......... few cloves
Coriander leaves .... 1/2 cup
Mint leaves ............ few
Tomato puree .............. 1 tbsp
Tamarind juice ............ 1-2 tbsps (as tangy as you prefer)
Turmeric powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp
Cumin powder .......... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .... 1/4 tsp (add more if you like spicy food)
Sugar ......... 1 tsp
Salt ................... to taste
Oil ............... to fry and 2 tbsps for cooking.

Method:
1. Wash the baby brinjals and make slits. Soak them in salt water.
2. Heat oil and half fry the brinjals. Set aside.
3. Grind the onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and mint leaves coarsely adding very little water.
4. In a pan add oil and saute this ground masala adding the salt, sugar and dry spice powders.
5. Now add the tomato puree and tamarind juice.
6. Tip in the half fried brinjals and stir carefully to coat them with the masala.
7. Sprinkle a little water over them and simmer for a minute or two until done.

Note :Baby brinjals hardly take any time to cook.. If you are using bigger variety then add little water and simmer accordingly until they are cooked.

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