How to make Baingan Pakora -

Cheese sandwiched between brinjal roundels and batter fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Long Brinjals (लम्बे बैंगन), Gram Flour

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Baingan Pakora

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baingan Pakora Recipe

  • Long Brinjals 1 medium

  • Gram Flour 1 cup

  • Processed cheese 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour 1/4 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Sweet red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Nylon sev 4 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Thin strips of ginger for garnishing

  • Thin strips of spring onion greens for garnishing

Method

Step 1

Cut brinjal into roundels.

Step 2

Take a cookie cutter of the diameter of the brinjal roundels and cut out a cylinder from the cheese block and further cut the cylinder into roundels.

Step 3

Sprinkle salt on brinjal roundels.

Step 4

Take gram flour, salt, refined flour, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli sauce and 2 tablespoons sev in a bowl. Add water as required and mix well into a thick smooth batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Add remaining sev in the batter and mix well.

Step 7

Place a cheese roundel between two brinjal roundels to make a sandwich. Use up all the brinjal roundels and cheese roundels to make more sandwiches. Dip each sandwich in the batter and deep-fry in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Garnish with ginger strips and spring onion green strips and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.