Baingan Masala | Bharwa Baingan Recipe | Masala Baingan Recipe
Masala baingan or bharwa baingan recipe with step-by-step photos and video. Baingan masala is an easy indian curry recipe served with chapati or naan. It is an excellent vegetarian main course or side dish for lunch or dinner. It gives you restaurant like taste in less effort. It can be called with different names like baingan masala, bharwa baingan brinjal curry, eggplant curry, aubergine curry etc.
Brinjal or eggplant is always called the king of vegetables and has a wonderful taste on its own. Eggplant curry can be so versatile, sometimes it is peanut base gravy or coconut, sesame and peanut base as in bagare baingan. The way you cook it, really change the taste of the dish. Today i am sharing the north indian version of it. Though it is so simple with onion tomato gravy, yet special and mouth-watering.
There are different varieties of brinjal available in the market like long brinjal, round brinjal, big brinjal etcetera. For this particular recipe you need the small round ones, preferably violet in colour.
If we talk about the health benefits of the brinjal, it is rich in fibre and antioxidants. It helps to control blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Brinjal is good for diabetic patients and helps in preventing cancer and heart diseases. So why not try it in different recipes.
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- ---for spice mix (masala)-.
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder.
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder.
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder.
- Salt to taste.
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper powder.
- --- for curry paste-.
- 2-3 tablespoon oil.
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.
- 1 pinch asafoetida (hing).
- 2 medium onion finely chopped or grated.
- 3-4 tomatoes pureed.
- Salt to taste.
- 1-2 green chilli finely chopped.
- 1 inch ginger grated.
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
- ¼ teaspoon coriander powder.
- ¼ teaspoon chilli powder.
- 5-6 small round brinjals.
- 2-3 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves finely chopped.
To make the spice mix, take all the spices in a bowl and mix them together.
Slit each brinjal lengthwise in four parts till the stalk, making x- shape. Taking care not to cut them in halves, the stalk should be intact.
Fill the prepared spice mix into these slits and set aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadai, add cumin seed and asafoetida (hing).
Add chopped onions and salt. Saute on a medium heat until the onions turn golden brown.
Once the onions are brown add pureed tomatoes, green chillies, and ginger.
Cover and cook on a medium flame until the tomatoes are done.
Add the spices and continue cooking until the oil releases.
Add ½ cup water and mix everything well.
Now add the prepared brinjals on top of the masala.
Cover and cook on low to medium flame until the brinjals are done. Stir occasionally to avoid brinjals sticking to the pan.
Once brinjals are tender switch of the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with chapatti, paratha or naan.
- You may adjust the quantity of water to adjust the gravy according to your liking.
- Make sure the insides of the brinjals are properly coated with the spice mix (masala) otherwise they may taste bland sometimes.
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