BAGHARE BAINGAN

 

 

Ingredients:-

Eggplant (small) 500 gms 
Sesame seeds 2 tbsps. 
Peanuts 3 tbsps. 
Cumin powder 1 tsp. 
Dry Red chili whole 2 
Chopped onion Cup 
Tamarind (seedless) 30 gms. 
Curry leaves 8 - 10 nos. 
Green chili 3 
Fenugreek seeds tsp. 
Turmeric powder 1 tsp. 
Mustard seeds 1 tsp. 
Oil for deep frying 
Salt To taste 


Method: 

1.Wash and slit the eggplants (Baingan) into quarters without removing the stem.2. Deep fry in medium hot oil till brown in colour. 
3. 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. 
4. Boil tamarind in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes and strain to get tamarind pulp. 
5. 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. 
6. 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 Dum on a slow flame for 15 minutes. 
Tip: You can add fresh coconut also. In that case make a paste of grated fresh coconut with peanuts, sesame and red chilies. 

 

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