Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Masala baigan (Spicy brinjal)

Brinjals were first cultivated in southern and eastern Asia.Its called "eggplant" in US,Australia and Canada.As a native plant,it is widely used in the SouthIndian cuisine,(sambhar, chutney, curries and achaar).Owing to its versatile nature and wide use in both everyday and festive South Indian food, it is often described (under the name brinjal) as the 'King of Vegetables' in South India.
So here is my recipe of " king of vegetables" i have added some spice to make the king taste great!:)


1 pound brinjals
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 medium sized onion
2 tsp redchilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp chole Masala
Salt to taste.

Cut the brinjals into small pieces.
Heat oil in a vessel add chopped onions,one chopped greenchilli,ginger garlic paste,redchilli powder,tumeric powder,brinjals,salt,cumin powder, coriander powder and chole masala.Mix well and saute it for sometime.
put one glass of water and let it cook until the bringals are soft.
Serve it with hot phulkhas(chapatis)


Amna said...

Lovely recipe!

Seena said...

welcome !
lovely recipes, keep blogging..

meeso said...

Hi...welcome to food blogging! I see you are living in my favorite place...Chicago!!! Your eggplant looks delicious...I will continue to stop back to see more :)

maimoona said...

thanks Amna!

maimoona said...

thanks seena
InshAllah will try my best to the spirit of blogging

maimoona said...

thanks meeso!
yep though Iam in Chicago for just 7 months, i like this place a lot.Nice people and its easy to find good Indian food here!

Sayeed said...

Marvellous & Excellent job..Keep adding more..
Suggestion: Why dont you add more user friendly images for food items? Also, you can include more snacks related recipees..

Keep rocking!!

Neelam said...

Hi Maimoona ...You have nice recipes on ur blog!keep it up! All the best!

sneh said...

hi..this masala baigan looks delicious! I was looking for some different recipe and finally got this one..going to make it today thanks!