Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Masala Baigan

In this recipe we use whole brinjals in the masala gravy.

Wash the whole brinjals and just make slits or cuts across the bottom side of the brinjals without making them come apart. Keep the slit brinjals in a cup of water. Can also add chopped potatoes if you are a potato lover like me. :-)

Meanwhile prepare the masala for the recipe, which is more important.

For the masala:
1 big choped onion
Handfull of fried groundnuts
3-4 green chillies
Small spoon full of kas-kas
Very small piece of ginger and
2-3 cloves garlic

Now add all these ingredients in and grind it in a mixer, without adding water. Keep it aside.

Since the veggie + masala is ready, Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and when they start to split add the ground masala and mix well until it gets fried well in the oil. now lower the flame and add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well and add little water if you don't use of more of oil and then add the brinjal and potatoes. Mix well till the veggies also get somewhat fried in the oil and the masala to get better taste. After a while add more water to get the gravy of your choice of consistency.