Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brinjal baratha ( baainghan baratha ) with curd

Brinjal baratha is a side dish and it can be eaten with rice , rotis, chapatis and poori.

Things needed :

Brinjal : ( Round brinjal ) : 1 ( medium size )
Onion : 1 ( Small )
Green chilly : 2
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 sticks
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Asfatodia ( Ingh ) : a pinch
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tea spoon
Urd daal : 1/4 tea spoon
Salt : to taste
Oil : 1 tea spoon
Curd : 1/2 cup

Method :
Wash brinjal and cut in to small pieces and cook for 3 to 6 minutes. ( Or You can even boil the whole brinjal in a pressure cooker.( 3 to 4 minutes , With weight ). Leave it for cooling. Cut onion , green chillies and coriander leaves in to small and keep it in a bowl. Remove the outer skin from the cooked brinjal and use the pulp (which is inside) mix with onion mixture . Use a spoon and mix it well. Add salt to it.
Keep a pan on the fire . Put oil and heat for 10 seconds. Add mustard seeds and urd daal . Let it spurt. Add curry leaves and ingh . Remove from the pan and add it to the brinjal mixture. Add curd and mix thoroughly. Now brinjal baratha is ready to serve.

Note : Cooking the whole brinjal is not advisable since there will be worms inside the brinjal most of the time. S o cut in to big pieces and then cook . Adding fried majjige menasu ( in Kannada, also called as moru molagai in Tamil ) will give a very good taste.
Majjege menasu is green chillies which are soaked in salty butter milk and dried in the hot sun.

2 comments:

  1. Is only the skin of the brinjal meant to be used?

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  2. Use the pulp inside the brinjal ..not the skin ...

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