Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hate Brinjals???? Try this....

"Begun Basanti" or "Dahi Brinjal" is one of my favourite dishes....
I am sure you will love this dish even if you hate brinjals.

Ingredients:

- Small Brinjals(8 in number)
- Turmeric powder(3 tsp)
- Salt(According to taste)
- Oil(1/2 cup)
- Curd(1 cup)
- Red Chilli Powder(1/2 tsp)
- Green Chilli(1)
- Coriander Powder(1 tsp)
- Mustard Seeds(2tsp)
- Onion Paste(2 tbsp)
- Water(1 cup)
- Sugar(1 tsp)
- Salt(3 tsp)
- Cilantro / Coriander (for garnishing)

Method of Preparing Mustard Paste:

- Soak the mustard seeds in water for 1 hour. Grind it to paste along with 1 green chilli and salt.


Method of preparing the dish:

- Slit the small brinjals.
- Marinate brinjals with turmeric powder and salt.
- Heat 1/2 cup oil in a wok and deep fry the brinjals and keep aside (preferably on a kitchen tissue so that the extra oil is soaked).
- Beat the curd with 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, and 1 tsp coriander powder.
- Add 3 tsp oil in a wok.
- Add green chilli and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds. Fry till the mustard seeds splatter then add the onion paste.
- Once the onion turns golden add the curd mix. Fry till the oil separates out and comes to the surface.
- Add mustard paste. Add 1/2 cup water.Bring to boil.
- Add fried brinjals.
- Simmer and cook till the brinjals are cooked and the gravy thickens. Add salt and sugar as per taste.
- Garnish with Cilantro or Coriander.

This goes well with hot rice. Happy Eating :)

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