Thursday, 9 February 2012

Begun Bahar (Spicy Eggplant/ Masala Brinjal )....just awesome!!!

In Bengali term "Begun" means without quality. I don't know why the name is like that. Brinjal or eggplant is a nutritious vegetable. It contains Vit A & Vit B, Phosphorus, Calcium and Iron. There are lots of food recipe made by brinjal. I personally like brinjal from fried brinjal to roasted brinjal, everything. This "Masala Brinjal" is just awesome. I request everybody to please make it in the kitchen & try it as a main dish.
Ingredients to make:
  • Small Brinjals (Eggplants): 500gm
  • Big Tomato: 150gm
  • Cumin paste: 2tps
  • Ginger paste: 10gm
  • Poppy seed paste: 25gm
  • Turmeric powder: 15gm
  • Green Chilly: 5/6pcs
  • Mustard oil: As required
  • Cinnamon, cardamom and clove powder(Garam masala): A pinch of
  • Ghee: 1tbs
  • Coriander Leaves: Half bunch.
  • Salt & Sugar: According to taste
Preparation to make Begun Bahar (Spicy Eggplant/ Masala Brinjal ): 
Slice brinjals or eggplants vertically.
Marinate with salt and turmeric powder.
Heat oil in the kadhai.
Deep fry the brinjals in the heated oil.
Keep 3-4tsps of heated oil in the kadhai and aside excess or remaining oil.
Now add tomato pieces in oil.
Then add all spices with salt and sugar except brinjals.
Cook them well for 4-5minutes.
Now add 2cups of water and fried brinjals into the gravy.
Let it boil the whole matter in light flame.
After boiling the brinjal put off the flame.
Add pinch of cinnamon, cardamom and clove powder(Garam masala) and ghee.
Now garnish the dish with green chillies and coriander leaves.  
"Begun Bahar" is ready to be served with roti/paratha/plain rice.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is really appetizing! Thanks for sharing.


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