Nov 10, 2010

Baigan lababdar (Eggplant marinate recipe)

This is a yum curry made of small brinjals/baigan/eggplant. simple and easy..just try it out...

You need:
Brinjals (Eggplant): 6-7 small sized cut into four pieces (vertically )
ginger (grated): 1tspn
green chilly: 1 chopped
Onion: 2 medium sized (thin long slices )
tomato: 1 large sized (thin long slices)
turmeric powder/ haldi: 1/2 tspn
oil: 4-5 tbspn
mustard seeds: 1/2 tspn
Marinate: 1/2 cup thick curd, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tspn red chilly powder, 1/2 tspn garam masala, salt
green coriander: for garnishing

  • Heat 2 tbspn oil, add brinjal pieces, turmeric powder, salt and saute. Cook covered till brinjals are cooked well. For better taste you can deep fry these brinjals...I avoid deep frying.
  • Marinate cooked brinjals. Keep in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Heat 3 tbspn oil, add mustard seeds, green chilly, ginger and saute onion till they are cooked well.
  • Add tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add brinjals pieces and mix well.
  • Add the remaining curd mixture from marinate and half cup water, cook covered for 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer in a serving dish and garnish it with chopped coriander

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