Tuesday, January 8, 2008

bagaara baingan

Bagara Baingan

Serves 7

Ingredients :

* Eggplant - 10nos
* Peanuts - 1cup
* Sesame seeds (Til) - 1/4cup
* Fresh Coconut - 1/4quantity
* Chilli powder - 2tsp
* Garam masala powder - 11/2tsp
* Dhania (Coriander) powder - 1tsp
* Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
* Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
* Oil - 1/4cup
* Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
* Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
* Curry leaves - 8
* Sliced Onions - 1no
* Sliced Green Chillies - 8nos
* Chopped Tomatoes - 2nos
* Tamarind paste - 4 tsp
* Water - as required
* Salt - to taste
* Chopped Coriander leaves- 1/2bunch

Method of Preparation :

Roast peanuts and sesame seeds separately. Grind it along with coconut into a fine paste. Add garam masala powder, salt, chilli powder, dhania powder and ginger-garlic paste to the above mixture and mix well. Make slits on the eggplant and stuff it with the ground paste and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and when they start spluttering, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add onions and green chilles and sauté until they turn brown. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till oil separates. Add the stuffed eggplant and mix well. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the tamarind paste, water and salt (as necessary). Cover and cook on medium flame until the eggplant is tender. Garnish with chopped coriander.

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