Friday, July 31, 2009

Masala-Baigan(spicy eggplant)

This time I got small size green colour baigan(eggplant) from farmers market so thought of making this spicy dish.My hubby is not fond of baigans but he just love masala baigan.You can also try making stuff baigan using the same ingredients.

Baigan small 8
Onion 2
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 3-4 pods
Green chili 1-2
Garam masala 1 tsp
Coriander pw 1 tsp
Cumin pw 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pw 1/2 tsp
Red chili pw 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Oil 2 tbsp

1. Wash and cut the baigans lengthwise into quarters.Grate onion,ginger,garlic and chop the green chillies.
2. Heat oil in a kadhai/pan and add cumin seeds,asafoetida.Let the seeds crackle and then add grated onion-ginger-garlic,green chillies and fry it just for a few seconds.
3. Add baigan pieces,salt and all the spices.Cover it to cook on medium heat till the baigans are done.
4. Serve hot with chapati/parathas.

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