Bagara baingan recipe,Brinjal curry Hyderabad style bagara baingan, a delicious curry with eggplant cooked in a sesame peanut onion paste.
Recipe type: Side Dish
3 purple baby brinjals
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 onion, chopped fine
1/2" piece of ginger
1 garlic pods (or 1 tsp ginger garlic paste)
1 pinch turmeric powder
1/2 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp coriander powder/malli podi
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)
A small lemon sized ball of tamarind
1 tbsp oil
Fresh coriander leaves or mint for garnish
Dry roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Then, grind together with the coconut and little water to form a smooth paste.
Extract the tamarind paste in 1 cup warm water. Grind the ginger and garlic together if using fresh gg paste.
Fry the brinjals in oil until soft but still holds shape. Drain and set aside.Instead you can bake this (both sides in oven) or just cook this in flame. In the same oil, fry the onions and ginger garlic paste until golden. Then add the ground paste and fry for a minute.
To this, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, jeera, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and fry for another minute.
Add the tamarind water, mix, then add the brinjals and cook closed for 5-10 mins. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.
THIS IS A GOOD SIDE DISH FOR CHAPATHI,ROTI OR EVEN VEG PULAO