Wednesday 22 July 2009

Lucknowi Baingan


Ingredients :
2 medium Eggplants / Baingan,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tsp red chilli powder,
4 tomatoes,
2 onions,
1/4 cup mint leaves,
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste,
2 cups hung yogurt,
juice of 1 lime,
1/2 tsp garam masala,
oil to pan fry and
salt to taste.

Slice the eggplants into thick rounds. Rub with some salt, half the turmeric and chilli powder and set aside for few minutes. Place the yogurt in a small bowl, add a pinch of salt and lime juice and whisk well.
Pan-fry the eggplant slices until light brown on both sides. Place on an oiled baking tray. Heat oil in another pan, add chopped onions and saute well. Add ginger-garlic paste. turmeric, chilli powder and tomatoes. Season with salt and simmer, reducing the sauce till it thickens. Finish off with garam masala and remove the pan from heat.
Spread a little sauce on each of the eggplant slices and cover the tray with foil, sealing well on all sides. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 C / 350 F for about 5 minutes.
Serve topped with the yogurt mix and garnish with mint.

This recipe is adapted from Anil Ashokan's book ''QUMIN'' and this is my entry to Sanghi's Fall in love(FIL)- Brinjal event. And I dedicate this recipe to my Mummy and Pappa . Because they encouraged me in my early cooking stages and always appreciated my experiments with cooking. Its just because of them that I have started experimenting and now I confidently learn new recipes. Love you both very much :)


Shabs.. said...

Nice one.....U know what, I dont even know a single recipe with baingan just because my husband hates them!!!How much I love baingan, I have to be with my parents to get a bite of it...Dint sleep yet eh?:D

Bergamot said...

Very different recipe...looks great

EC said...

It looks so good..never heard of this recipe..Blogging is opening the world of so many new recipes..

Anonymous said...

Wat a wonderful click dear!
Pic looks awesome!!!

Sanghi said...

Lovely entry, nice presentation, thanks!

Faiza Ali said...

Same here Shabs... Even my husband doesn't like vegetables, he is a pure non- vegetarian :)) whereas I love vegetables. So, I made this just for myself ;)

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Bergamot,Sangi, Suchitra and Sanghi. All you comments mean a lot to me :)

Shabs.. said...

ya, me too, my son is my only companion...i dont work...m from kannur..:)nice to meet that ur son in the pic?....he looks cute...

Faiza Ali said...

yes Shabs thats my Son.


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