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Monday, 18 June 2012

Khatta Baingan- the awesome , tantalizing taste of brinjal!


Awesome tantalizing taste of brinjal
 If you are a Vegetarian, then you have best of the health. For a person who’s a Vegetarian, sometimes it is a challenge what variety to prepare everyday? With the same ingredients but just by working out different permutation combination, you may prepare exciting food which will simply tantalize your taste buds. Brinjal (eggplants) is a tasty vegetable and when prepared with different ingredients then it might give marvelous tasty dishes. Last week I tried Khatta Baingan or sour eggplant. Let me share the recipe with all my readers.


Ingredients: (for preparation of 4-6 persons)

Brinjal/Eggplants (8-10 pieces of moderate size),

Onions (3 medium sized grated),

Coriander powder (1 teaspoon),

Cumin powder (1 teaspoon),

Ginger-garlic paste (1 teaspoon),

Red chili powder (½ teaspoon),

Turmeric powder (½ teaspoon),

Yoghurt/Curd (2 tablespoon),

Tamarind paste (prepared by soaking 10gms.of tamarind in 10cc of water and extracting the liquid)

Salt as per taste,

Oil for frying.

Procedure: Procure farm fresh eggplants/brinjal from the market and cut into longitudinal pieces. A single eggplant may be cut into 4 equal sizes. Marinate with little salt and turmeric powder for about 5-7 minutes. Heat little oil in a pan and start frying the eggplants. This dish does not require lot of oil as eggplants release its own water content and softens in a few minutes. Cook for about 7 minutes till the eggplants become soft. Remove them and keep apart. Dash grated onions into the oil in the frying pan. Add ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt into it. Cook the spices nicely till it emits a nice mind boggling flavor. Add yoghurt/curd to it. Add the eggplants which were already fried. Mix the ingredients well with the eggplants. Add the tamarind extract to it. Your very much desired Khatta Baingan (sour eggplants) is ready. You may serve it with chapatti.

You will love the sour taste of brinjal/eggplant. I guarantee that this is a nice combination and you may enjoy it with chapatti/paranthas as well as steaming hot rice. Enjoy vegetarian food; enjoy the different spice of life!









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