Thursday, 10 May 2012

Bagara Baingan recipe

Bagara Baingan is a traditional hyderabadi learn how to make Bagara Baingan recipe


• 250 gms small brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
1 tsp tamarind (imli)
1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp roasted peanuts
1 tbsp grated coconut
 4 tbsp oil
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste

• Slit brinjals from both the sides without cutting the vegetable completely.
• Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water for half an hour.
• For the masala, make a smooth paste of seseme seeds, roasted peanuts and grated coconut. Keep aside.
• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the brinjals till they become soft and keep aside.
• Heat the remaining oil in the pan; add the ginger-garlic paste and onions and fry until the onions turn light brown.
• Add the prepared masala paste and fry for 1 minute, while stirring continously.
• Add the turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder, garam masala and chilli powder and mix well.
• Add the tamarind juice, and salt, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
• Add the fried brinjals, cover and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the brinjals are completely cooked.
• Add the coriander and serve hot.

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