Side Dishes

Baingan Masala Recipe

A spicy baigan masala is simply a lip smacking vegetable recipe with the brinjals which are slit and coated with masalas and then shallow fried.

6 small sized purple brinjal / baingan / eggplant
3 tbsp Oil
½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
¼ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
Few curry leaves
1 onion finely chopped
1 cup tamarind water
½ tsp jaggery / gud optional
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
for onion-tomato paste:
2 tsp Oil
1 onion thinly sliced
1 tsp ginger garlic paste / adrak lasun paste
½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
¼ tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
½ tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
for stuffing:
2 tbsp sesame seeds / til
½ cup Coconut fresh / desiccated / dry
¼ cup peanuts / groundnuts roasted & peeled
1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
Salt to taste
firstly, take the cut brinjal and stuff the prepared stuffing. then fry on medium flame with 3 tbsp of oil. cover and simmer for 2-4 minutes or till they are half cooked. further, take off and keep aside. now in the same kadai add mustard seeds, methi and curry leaves. allow to splutter. further add onions and saute well. also add prepared onion-tomato paste and continue to saute. furthermore, place the stuffed and fried brinjals. then pour tamarind wate add a piece of jaggery. mix gently, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. stir occasionally and cook till the brinjal gets cooked completely. finally, serve baingan masala with chapathi or roti.


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