Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bagara Baingan

Posted by sandhya at 3/13/2012 09:48:00 PM
The mouth-watering Bagara Baingan is a delicious sabzi, ideal for every occasion. Learn how to prepare Bagara Baingan by following this easy recipe.

• 250 g small, round Brinjal (baigan)
• 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• 1 cup Onions, chopped
• 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, fried
• 1 tbsp Grated Coconut
• 1 tbsp Roasted Groundnuts
• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
• ½ tsp Coriander Powder
• ½ tsp Cumin Powder
• ½ tsp Garam Masala
• 1 Tamarind Ball, lemon-sized
• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
• Red Chili Powder, to taste
• Salt, to taste
• 4 tbsp Oil, for frying

How to make Bagara Baingan:
• Slit the brinjal from both the ends, without cutting the vegetable completely.
• Take a small cup of water and soak tamarind in it, for about ½ an hour.
• Now, grind the sesame seeds, roasted groundnuts and grated coconut to make a smooth paste.
• Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry brinjals in it till they become soft. When done, keep aside.
• In the same pan, heat rest of the oil and then put ginger-garlic paste in it, along with chopped onions. Fry till the onions turn light brown in color.
• Now, add the grinded masala paste in it and fry for a minute.
• Put turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder in it and mix well.
• Add salt and tamarind juice, according to taste and mix well again.
• Put the fried brinjals in it, cover with a lid and cook until the brinjals are tender.
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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