Saturday, 9 January 2016

Dish #424 - Kashmiri Khatte Baingan (Brinjal Delicacy)

A lip smacking vegetarian dish originating from Kashmir is the "Kashmiri Khatte Baigan"..
Made from Brinjal...its easy and quick to make....

Brinjal also known as Aubergine or Eggplant, has some amazing health benefits...
It helps to control diabetes, The cholesterol levels are brought down to a great extent by the eggplant.
Eggplant is considered to be high in water content yet low in calorie count. This feature makes it very ideal as a healthy diet for people who want to reduce weight.
The digestive system is kept healthy and safe because of the good content of fibre in brinjals. This prevents constipation as well. The risk of colon cancer is also eliminated.
The eggplant has good amounts of vitamin C which make it an effective anti-viral and anti- bacterial source.Also its good for skin and hair.
Hence cook one of these Brinjal dishes ( Ringna na Holla, Gulla Bajji,  Bharli Vangi, My granny's phuddi sagle, every week and avail its amazing health benefits...

Mustard oil - 3 Tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
Green cardamom - 5
Kashmiri red chillies - 1 tablespoon
Asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Dry ginger powder - 1 Tbsp
Onion - 2 - sliced
Brinjal - 5 - long - purple - sliced
Tomato - 1 - sliced
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves, to garnish
Lime - 1/2

In a wok or deep pan or kadai add mustard oil, cinnamon, cumin seeds, green cardamoms,
kashmiri red chilies, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and little salt. 
Mix them well together and add little water.
Add dry ginger powder and combine them together.
Add sliced onion and brinjals. Fry them well together.
Cover them and let the brinjals cook for 20 mintues.
Add the sliced tomatoes, fennel seeds and little water.
Let the tomatoes cook.
Sprinkle some coriander leaves and lime.
Serve the Kashmiri khatte baingan hot with hot phulkas/Indian bread.

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