Sep 10, 2008

Baingun Bhaja

Baingun (Brinjal / Eggplant) Bhaja is a bengali dry curry, served as part of a traditional wedding feast along with rice creations. It also makes a good appetizer.

This is my entry to Harini's 'Recipes for rest of us-Starters' event hosted by Ramki.
Ingredients: -
1 Big Purple Brinjal
1 tsp turmeric Powder
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp rava
1 tsp rice flour
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp dhania powder

Method: -
1. Cut the brinjal into around 1/2" slices & drop it in a bowl of water for around 15 minutes. Drain the water & wipe all the slices dry.
2. Mix all masala ingredients along with rava in a mixing bowl.
3. Apply this mixture on the both sides of all the brinjal slices.
4. Heat little oil in frying pan & place the brinjal slices in the pan. Shallow fry the slices. Brinjal absorbs oil so care should be taken not to use lota oil while frying.
5. Turn the slices around & fry till they turn brown on both sides.
6. Garnish with coriander leaves on cooked slices & relish as an appetizer.


Simona said...

Very nice. I like the fact that this dish is served as part of a wedding feast. Thanks for participating.

sunshinemom said...

Thank you so much for this delicious starter, Ujju:)

Poornima Nair said...

Hi saw ur recipe in the round-up...this is one of my favorite snacks...looks delicious and great recipe.

Parita said...

Saw your recipe on roundup..lovely the addition of rice flour and rava..will try this soon..cheers :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Saw your recipe at the round up.Reminded me of my bong friend who had made this for me once!