Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bagara Baingan(Vankaya Kurma or Egg plant curry)

Small Egg plants-4 to 5
Pea nuts-1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts or sesame seeds-1/4 cup
coconut powder-1/4 cup
onion -1 finely chopped
green chillies-5 to 6
lemon sized tamarind-soaked in water
garam masala powder-1 tsp
cumin powder-1tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
poppy seeds-1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
salt-to taste
curry leaves
coriander leaves
slit the egg plants at 2 sides, but don't cut into half.deep fry them in oil.or just fry with 1 tsp of oil till they become soft.
now roast the pea nuts and cashews or sesame seeds separately.
In a blender grind the roasted pea nuts,sesame seeds ,coconut powder,soaked tamarind,green chillies,garam masala,cumin powder,coriander powder,salt and  make it into paste by adding little water.stuff the this paste in fried egg plants.put a side.
eat the oil in a skillet add poppy seeds when it splutter add onions and ginger garlic paste,curry leaves,turmeric powder to it and fry till it leaves raw smell.
then add stuffed egg plants and remaining paste to it.
add water if need.
cover it with lid and cook till paste become thick when the oil float on the top and  the egg plants become very soft turn off the stove.
 transfer the curry into a bowl.

garnish with coriander leaves.serve hot with bagara or fried rice or biryani.


Sarah Naveen said...

Nice clicks...Kurma looks absolutely delicious...

Swapna Sree said...

Welcome to my blog and Thanks a lot for ur nice compliments...

Tina said...

Creamy and yummyyyyyyy...Never tried this before...Happy new year to uuuuuuuuu.

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks a lot....wish u d same....