Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shaahi Pyaaz Baingan


Ingredients:

1. Brinjals – small – 250 gm – chopped into 4, each
2. Onions – 4 – chopped into cubes
3. Almonds –75 - 100 gm
4. Green chillies – 2, slit length-wise
5. Oil – 2 tspns
6. Salt
7. Turmeric – a pinch
8. Ginger paste – ½ tspn
9. Coarse garlic paste- 2 tspns
10. Cumin powder – 2 tspns
11. Coriander - chopped - 100 gm and some more to garnish

Procedure:

1. In a nonstick dish take a tspn of oil and cook the brinjals, till they are 80% cooked
2. In a food processor , blend most of the onion cubes, leaving some aside for cooking, and the almonds till an almost fine paste is formed
3. After the brinjals are so cooked, take them off heat , empty them from the dish and keep them aside.
4. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and add in the cumin powder, cook for a min
5. Add in the pastes and most of the chopped coriander and cook for another min
6. Add in the onion-almond paste, some water and cook for another 5 min, till the gluten seperates
7. Now add in the brinjals and cook for another 10 min, adding the salt, sugar and turmeric after 6-7 min.
Garnish with coriander and serve hot with roti, kulcha, parantha or rice

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