Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Khatte Baingan ( eggplant recipe)

Photo by Amit Agni
Ingredients for the stuffing:
1 medium size onion,cut in pieces
 2-4 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
2tbsp tamarind pulp
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tsp red chili powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
Grind together onion,garlic,ginger, and cumin to make a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the above paste to it. Cook on medium heat until it turns brown. Add salt to taste,turmeric,tamarind and red chili powder. Cook for another 2-3minutes on medium heat.Remove from heat.
Ingredients for Baigan:
10-15 small baingan (Eggplant)
1/2tsp red chili powder
1tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1tbsp oil
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
In a bowl mix little salt,red chilli powder,turmeric,coriander powder,oil. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste. 
Slit the baingan at the center and rub the above paste on the inside as well as on the outer part of the baingan.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the baingan. When the baingan turns brown you will know it is cooked. Remove the fried baingan on a tissue so that the extra oil is absorbed.
Stuff the baingan with the onion paste and serve.
Serve with roti or parantha.

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