Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bagara Baingan (Brinjal curry)

Bagara Baingan is a brinjal curry goes very well with biriyani or pulav rice...This is usually made for special occasions like weddings , festivals etc..Its rich gravy is made with peanuts and sesame seeds which gives unique flavour to the brinjals!!! Especially in Muslim weddings u can find this as a side dish to biriyani..what a lovely combo..U have to try this with biriyani to understand the 'Made for Each other' Combo.


Ingredients:

Brinja (small) 10-12 small size
Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
Peanuts 3 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp.
Red chillies 2
Chopped onion ½ Cup
Tamarind 1/2 cup pulp
Curry leaves 5-8 nos
Green chillies 3
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp.
Turmeric powder 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds 1 tsp.
Oil for deep frying
Salt To taste

Preparation:
Wash and slit the Brinjal into quarters without removing the stem. Deep fry in medium hot oil till brown in color. Lightly roast the peanuts and sesame seeds. Grind peanuts, sesame seeds and red chilies to a smooth paste. Slit green chilies and cut into one inch long pieces. Add hot water to tamarind and leave it to cool and strain to get tamarind pulp. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add mustard and fenugreek seeds. When mustard seeds start to splutter, add curry leaves and chopped onions. Cook till golden brown and add peanuts and sesame paste. Stir constantly. Add turmeric powder, green chilies and cumin powder. Season with salt. Add 2 cups of water, bring it to boil and add tamarind pulp. Add fried eggplants and cook on a slow flame for 15 minutes.


Serve hot with Bagara Rice or Biriyani!!!!

8 comments:

Asha

Love the first photo with Eggplant sitting like a Maharaja! :D

I love Baingan dishes, wish if they were little cheaper here. I would cook everyday! Looks gorgeous, thanks for the recipe!:))

Asha

YUM!! I love the first photo. Brinjal Maharaja sitting pretty on the bed of rice! :D

Great recipe, thanks A.

Trupti

Bagara Baingan one of my fav..looks very delicious

Lakshmi Venkatesh

Brinjal looks tempting.

Kitchen Flavours

Wow this is my favourite combo...Makes me drool.

Ashwini

Thanks Asha, Trupti, Lakshmi,Kitchen Flavours!!!!

Asha: I like the first picture too!!!

Varunavi

There is a song in telugu lyrics says brinjal is the king of all the vegetables.Ur 1st snaps is proof of that.
Wonderful recipe and goes very well with hyderabadi biryani.
I have mailed u a recipe for the event
thanx
saritha

Akal's Saappadu

love this version of the brinjal curry (we call it kathirikka pachadi) and would love with briyanis , yummm

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