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Bagara Baigan~ Eggplant Curry from Edible Garden

Bagara Baigan~ Eggplant Curry from Edible Garden


I had eggplant/brinjal/baigan with me for more than 3 weeks now lying in the fridge giving up the hope on me.   The problem was the eggplants were it was neither big enough for me to make baigan bharta or small to make bagara baigan, they were in bigger than medium size.  

I wanted to make bagara baigan for very long time now but never tried it so far due to the complicated recipe.  One Saturday I saw Nags FB status that she is making something with eggplant, I went and checked her site and found the Hyderabad style bagara baigan which was looking simple enough for me to give a try and I’m glad that I did. 



It tasted yummy with the scope of improvement (perhaps next time add all the ingredients ;)).  Never mind that I didn’t had coconut and  use large eggplant ;)  So here the recipe my way.  


Ingredients:

Eggplant /Bringal - 4 medium size or  6 small size
Sesame Seeds - 2 tbsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 large
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Redchili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - one small lemon size
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 2 cups




Method:

1. In a pan roast sesame seeds until golden brown, followed by peanuts and set aside.

2. Once cool grind sesame and peanuts to fine paste using little water. [Add coconut if using]

3. Soak the tamarind in water for 15 mins and extract the pulp in approximate using 1 cup water.

4. Wash, chop onion.  Wash and slit the eggplant/brinjal (more of making a plus (+) sign) and keep aside.

5. In a pan heat oil and saute/fry the eggplant until golden brown or eggplant becomes soft, keep aside.

6. In a same pan add chopped onion, ginger garlic paste  and fry until golden brown (add little more oil if required).

7. Add grounded paste and fry for 2-3 mins or until the rawness disappear.

8.  Add all the spices powder, salt and fry for 2 mins.  Now add the tamarind extract and mix well, cook for 5 mins with lid on.  Add 1/2 cup of water and cook for 5-7 minutes or until gravy become thick.



I made channa daal, broccoli stir fry along too to enjoy the sat’day meal :)



Enjoy your day ...

37 comments:

  1. Love baghara baingan, simply yummilious curry...perfect with pulavs.

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  2. very delicious baghara baingan....i love it...very nice click makes it more tempting...the served plate with rice n dal looks wonderful ...

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  3. I love this curry but never ever tried it :(...
    I wud love to soon :)

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  4. very nice thick gravy... luks so delicious.... happy to follow ur blog

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  5. Delicious Bagara baigan...gravy looks super yummy.

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  6. Wow! The side dish is very lovely! Looks delicious!

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  7. Delicious..lovely picture Priti:-) perfect entry for BB4..

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  8. Never tried brinjal this way, looks so yummy dear...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  9. recipe is very tempting and the gravy looks yummy, but how to ensure that the eggplant have absorbed the sauce and do not taste raw? because sauting them only cooks the outer skin..

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  10. Such a tempting curry.I feel like to eat now with rice.

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  11. Looks lovely dear, I have to try it out as heard a lot about this style of baigan.

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  12. lovely colour with a rich gravy!
    dal rice brocolli n baingan.. yummy platter..

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  13. Looks delicious.... Ought to give it a try.... My hubby loves baigan..... Nice captures too..... makes it very tempting....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  14. Bagara Baingan looks delicious.

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  15. super delicious curry...so beautiful...my fav dish

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  16. ahh..such a delicious looking eggplant curry..yummie!

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  17. We had this dish last week and we just loved it, and I was planning to make this dish @ home so thank you for sharing this recipe :))) Looks delicious :))

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  18. Looks spicy and delicious gravy...
    The whole thali so inviting..

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  19. Fingerlicking bagara baingan, looks fantastic..

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  20. looks so tempting and delicious Priti!!

    Thanks for dropping by Priti! But this isn't first time you visited my blog. You visited my blog several times previously. I previously blogged with the title "Essence of Andhra(teluguruchi.blogspot.com)". Now I changed it to Trendy Relish. Hope you remember my previous blog. Perhaps I should add a line about the change on my site :)

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  21. Thanks for trying Priti, so glad you and your family enjoyed it! I have updated my blog with a link to you as well.

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  22. Thank U ladies :)

    @Neha, we have to saute until the skin turns brown and the eggplant will be soft....it will be 3/4 cook by then, and once we add the masala, water etc the eggplant will be fully cooked, you can test by inserting a fork or toothpick in center of eggplant to test

    @Uma I will explain in ur blog ;)

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  23. delicious looking baingan barta. lovely

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  24. omg mouthwatering here,Brinjal my fav...This is very tempting...

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  25. Priti, I'm not a big fan of eggplants but it's lying in my fridge too. Hubby loves any thing with eggplants so i guess tonite's dinner will be from your post.

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  26. Hey what a perfect meal plate...loved it....need to have that plate full meal rgt away....brinjal is my all time fav dear and that is too good one...came out very perfect...

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  27. Thank U gals ...
    @VZ ...shall wait for your post now :)

    @Gayathri...enjoy this platter itself dear:)

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  28. looks perfect and delicious dear :-)

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  29. Yummy! I loved it! Looks perfect!

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  30. Hello! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment the other day! Your blog looks wonderful with so many great recipes. I love eggplant!

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  31. I am drooling here. a boat can easily sail in my mouth now. i love egg plant in any form. this is so thick and yummy. yumm. love it.

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  32. That looks delicious. The consistency of the sauce is wonderful. I am just getting into Indian cooking and find it quite a challenge. This looks like a great place to start. Thanks!

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  33. Between the fabulous eggplant and the peanuts in the curry, I don't know what I like more! Great dish.

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