Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hyderabadi Bagare Baigan(brinjal curry)

Bagare baigan is a typical Hyderabadi dish which goes along with briyani.
Its full of spice and tastes best on the second day of its preparation,so i decided to make it today,for the party which i have tomorrow.

Brinjal - 1 pound
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
mustard seeds- 1 tsp
kalongi seeds 1 tsp
cumin powder - 1 tbsp
Corainder powder - 2 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green Chilli - 2 to 3 chopped
Coriander leaves
curry leaves
tamarind pulp 2 tbsp
Oil - 4-5 tbsp
Grounded Masala:
Coconut powder - 2 tbs
Groundnut powder - 2 tbs
Sesame seeds - 3 tbs
onion 2 medium sized.

step1: Wash and slit brinjals(make 2 diagonal slits on each)put little oil in a
pan add few cumin seeds,few mustard seeds,curry leaves and slit brinjals.
Cover the lid and let it fry for sometime.Remove from fire and keep it
Step2: Lightly fry(without oil) grated coconut,groundnuts,sesame seeds.
Cut the onions and slightly fry(without oil)them for few minutes..
Mix grated coconut,groundnut,sesame seeds,kalongi seeds and onions.Grind
it to make a fine paste.(u may add little water to make grinding easy).
Mix redchilli powder,tumeric powder,gingergarlic paste in this Masala

Step 3: heat oil in a vessel add cumin seeds, mustard seeds,curry leaves,when they
begin to sputter add grounded masala paste,and saute it for some time.
Add tamarind pulp, salt and put two glasses of water ;add semi
fried brinjals add Corainder powder,cumin powder,slit green chillies
let it cook for abt 20 mins,.
Remove it from flame when u see the oil settling on top.

Spicy tasty bagare baigan is ready.Its a little time consuming procedure
but u can store it for a week. AND.. u can substitute brinjals with tomatoes to make "bagare tamata" or with thick green chillies to make "mirchi ka salan".Both bagare tamata and mirch ka salan goes well with briyani.


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meeso said...

I love Bagare Baigan! The recipe looks really tasty, I might have to give this a try very soon :)

Amna said...

Perfect recipe! and deliciously mouthwatering,also a perfect companion to the world famous Hyderabadi biryani!

maimoona said...

meeso: yes it is tasty and spicy too.thanks for stopping by.

Amna:thanks !yes indeed its a perfect companion to briyani!

Mona said...

Hello Maimoona, Your and my version of Baghare baingan is almost the same.. Inshallah i'll post its recipe very soon in my blog. Its pending in my drafts column since months :-) Hope you enjoyed your party ! :-)


One of the most delicious recipes I have tried. Thanks. Could you please give me a link to your baghare Tamata? Thanks ever so much.