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November 20, 2008

Baghara Baingan



Baghara baingan is a popular dish from Hyderabad. It is a rich gravy of coconut, peanuts and spices cooked along with eggplants.

Ingredients:
Eggplants-1/4 kg(about 7 if you are using baby eggplants. I used 2 Italian eggplants)
Onions chopped-1.5 cups
Tomato-1 medium size(2 if small)
Jeera-1 tsp
Oil-3 tbsp
Salt
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves-to garnish

To grind together:
Cashews-10
Roasted Peanuts-1/4 cup
Garlic cloves-2
Dry Roasted sesame-1 tbsp
Dry Roasted coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Coconut-1/4 cup

Method:
Grind the above ingredients with water to a fine paste and set aside.
Chop eggplants into thin long pieces.
Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera, when it crackles, add onions. Fry till it turns golden brown.
Add eggplants and fry for 5 minutes. Add chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and fry for another 5 minutes. Now add the ground paste, little water and bring it to a gravy like consistency and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis.

31 comments:

  1. Kanna,
    looks perfect.It should have tasted yummy too.
    Appa

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  2. Nalla creamy'a irukku Mahimaa... good job.

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  3. I love this...yours looks really delicious and authentic..

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  4. This looks so creamy and delicious

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  5. Looks wonderful and as usual great pics...

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  6. I love to make this, your looks just perfect and yummy...

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  7. my favourite hyderabadi dish. nice one, dude.

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  8. I love this recipe.My friend makes thi too.Nice click.

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  9. Sooper Mahimaa.I've been waiting for a different recipe using brinjals as my husband is not very fond of them.I decided my lunch today :)

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  10. Creamy deliciousness - what more could one ask for.

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  11. The dish looks rich and delicious :)

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  12. thanks everyone.. lakshmi did u try this today?

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  13. looks lovely ... i wanna try this.. love anythng with eggplant

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  14. I love Egg plant so much, i will try this soon

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  15. Delicious mouth-watering gravy! Love eggplant in any form!

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  16. Mahima, just saw your qn about the veg. stock... you could replace the stock with equal amount of water.. There might be a slight loss of flavour but I don't suppose it will be very significant. Hope that helps.

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  17. super looks so perfect Mahimaa nice entry

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  20. Looks very creamy...lovely clicks..

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  21. I love that the gravy is thick..Peanuts must have given it a different flavour.

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  22. This is one of my fav. dishes. But it feels like a lot of work when i cook it. So just wait for my friends to feed.

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  23. This looks so good. It's one of my favourite dishes though I've never cooked it myself.

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  24. Another tasty eggplant dish that is tempting me... maybe I need to pick up some eggplants from the store today:)

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  25. Hi Mahima, just chanced upon your site and seem to love not just your recipes, but also all the loving comments ppl have posted, including your "appa":-) just a small query wrt to this dish...can i afford to do away with cashewnuts? will it make a huge loss to the taste? coz we, as a family, singularly abhor cashewnuts:( but love eggplant..i love to make this dish but pls suggest...thanks:-)

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