Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hyderabad Style Bagara Baingan


My life in Hyderbad has left many shades of influence on me. One of it is my exposure towards  spicy hyderbadi food and its cuisine. Apart from the most popular dum biriyani from this deccan region, there are many vegetarian dishes that are savored by millions of  Andhra people. 

One such tasty dish is Hyderabad special Bagara Baingan. Though this dish is a lengthy process, the end result is indeed a classic Andhra dish to savor.  

Ingredients:
  1. Purple baby brinjals       250 gms
  2. white sesame seeds     2  tbsp
  3. peanuts                           2 tbsp
  4. grated coconut               2 tbsp
  5. onion, chopped fine       1
  6. Ginger Garlic paste        2 tsp 
  7. turmeric powder             1/4 tsp 
  8. jeera/cumin seeds          1 tsp 
  9. coriander powder           1 tbsp
  10. red chilli powder             1 tsp 
  11. Garam Masala                1/4 tsp
  12. A small ball of tamarind
  13. oil                                     1 tbsp
  14. Salt  to taste
  15. coriander leaves for garnish
Method
  • Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds, grated coconut separately until golden brown.
  • Keep it to cool and grind it in the mixi with water to a smooth paste.
  • Extract tamarind paste in 1 cup of warm water.
  • In a pan take oil and fry the brinjals till they are soft and keep aside.
  • Now fry the onion and ginger garlic paste and the ground masala for few minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, jeera, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and fry for a minute.
  • You can add now the tamarind water, and then add the brinjals and garam masala then cover it and cook it till it is done.
  • Sprinkle Corriander leaves and serve it with roti or rice.
Tips : Brinjals should be always small ones and choose one which is dark violet in color. I've found dark brinjals  less bitter than ones in lighter shade.

P.S: If you're not confident of making this dish by seeing this recipe, then you can learn by attending my Indian cooking class. For details, mail me at mennasdelight@gmail.com or call me at 9379398865.  

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