baigan-masala-curryBaigan Masala Curry is a conventional curry with a unique taste from tender cooked brinjals added to the pulp extracted from tamarind that is the base of the Baigan Masala Curry and gives a tangy taste. This is a different variation from the normal curry cooked daily mostly in homes.  Baigan Masala Curry is highly aromatic and flavourfull that emanates from the fresh roasted and ground spices added to it.

Baigan Masala Curry Is Fleshy Vegetable:

In Baigan Masala Curry,  baigan is a vegetable which is fleshy and has a meaty texture.  This vegetable is capable of absorbing large amounts of cooking fats and sauces,  allowing for very rich dishes.

Recipe Of Baigan Masala Curry:

Preparation time 30-40 minutes
Serves 5-6 people


Brinjal 3
(cut in to cubes and small pieces)
Tomatoes finelly chopped 1 cup
Tamarind juice extracted 1 cup
Dal water taken from cooked daal 2 cups
Spice powder 3 tbsp
Green chillies 3
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
water 3 cups
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Hing (asafoetida) a pinch
Curry leaves few

Instruction For Cooking:

For Making The Spice Powder:

1. Firstly take few peppercorns,  6 to 7 red chillies,  1 tbsp coriander seed,  1 tbsp channa dal, 1 tsp jeera and dry roast in a pan till you get a sweet aroma.

2. Grind to a fairly coarsely powder and keep aside.

For Making Masala Curry:

1. Add some water in a sauce pot,  add the brinjals,  chopped tomatoes,  a pinch of turmeric powder, salt,  tamarind juice,  green chillies,  cover the pot with a lid and allow it to boil nicely till the brinjals become soft and are done.

2. After about 10 mins, add dal water and freshly ground spice powder and mix.  Get this to just one boil and switch off the flame.

3. Before switching off the flame, place a pan on the other side of the stove and add little oil for tempering, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add hing (asafoetida), curry leaves. Switch off the flame.

4. Add some coriander leaves in the Baigan Masala Curry and immediately put the tempering in and close the pot with a lid.

5. Switch off the flame and allow it to rest for about 4 – 5 mins before serving.

Variation In Baigan Masala Curry:

Baigan Masala Curry can be cooked in many variations as per their regions and likings.

Uses Of Baigan Masala Curry:

Baigan Masala Curry served with hot steamed rice,  naans,  tandoori naans,  chapatis,  Baigan Masala Curry can be served as side dish curry in all over restaurants and at home too in lunch time.

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