How to make Fried Baingan - Brinjal slices rolled in masala mix and shallow-fried, topped with hung yogurt.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Brinjal (baingan), Coriander powder (धनिया पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Fried Baingan

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Butter Cinnamon Cookies, Raw Banana Porichathu, Sev Puri With Mango Salsa, Wheat Dosa.

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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fried Baingan Recipe

  • Brinjal (baingan) round 1 large

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fennel (saunf) powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Hung yogurt for topping

  • Amaranth micro greens for garnishing

Method

Step 1

Cut brinjal into ½ inch thick slices. Make criss-cross incisions on them. Sprinkle salt on both sides and rub well.

Step 2

Put coriander powder, fennel powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, carom seeds, dried mango powder and gram flour in a bowl and mix well.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4

Coat brinjal slices in the masala mixture, dust off excess and place in the pan. Shallow-fry, turning sides, till golden from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Transfer fried baingan onto a serving platter. Top with quennels of hung yogurt, garnish with amaranth micro greens and serve immediately.

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