Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Baingan Patiyala

I got this recipe from a cookery show.It made my mouth water and i couldnt wait to try this recipe ! Its such a rich dish made with cashewnut paste :-) Yummy all the way...I made this dish with lots of gusto and the result was fab ! So, if you like eggplant , this recipe must be one of your prime choice to try !

Ingredients :

8-10 Small Eggplants
1 medium onion sliced into small pieces
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1/2 tablespoon of Red Chilli Powder
1/2 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1/2 tablespoon of cumin powder
1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
1/2 tablespoon of Garam Masala powder
3-4 tablespoon of Oil

To make Cashewnut Paste :

Soak 10-12 cashewnuts in water for 30 mins.Grind them to make a paste with little water.

Wash and slit eggplants into four,without cutting them through.Brush some oil on the eggplants and keep aside.Preheat oven.
Now,brush a baking tray with some oil,arrange eggplants and bake them for 10 mins at 350 Degree Celsius.Alternatively you can shallow fry the eggplants in a frying pan.

Heat some oil in a deep saute pan.Add onions,ginger garlic paste and fry them till the onions become transparent.
Now add tomatoes,required salt,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder.Mix well and saute for 2-3 mins.
Add the cashewnut paste and 1/2 cup of water.Mix well and stir for 2 mins.
Now add the baked eggplants,mix well.Cover the pan and cook in medium flame for 5-7 mins.

Serve hot with rotis and enjoy this beautiful dish !


SHUBHA said...

looks tempting.... will try i tried ur jalfrezi with tofu and few more changes..... turned out good...thanx

Kruthika Sridhar said...

Thanks Shubha.