Sunday, March 6, 2011
Ingredients For Preparing Bagara Baingan
1/4 kg – brinjals (round & small)
2 tbsp – sesame seeds opt...i didnt use them...recipe has sesame seeds
4 tbsp – roasted peanuts
1 tsp – garlic
2 tsp – tamarind juice
2 – onion
1 tsp – garam masala pwd opt
1 tsp – dhaniya pwd
oil for frying
1/2 tsp – haldi
1 tsp – chilli powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing
Method For Preparing Bagara Baingan
Cut 3/4th of the stalk
Cut brinjals into 4 slices retaining the stalk
Then fry them in oil until tender and keep aside.
Pour oil in a pan and add garlic & onion fry.
fry till golden brown.
Add peanut pwd , haldi, dhaniya powder, tamarind juice, garam masala pwd, chilli pwd, salt and fry till oil comes out.
Then add fried brinjal and cook for 5 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Butter - t sp
Salt tp taste
Hot water - 4 cups ( add 1/2 more cup depending on the rice)
For Channa Masala
Chana/chickpeas - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1
Tomato chopped - 1
Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Salt to taste
Soak Channa for 6- 8 hours. Pressure cook the channa with salt to taste till it is done 3 whistles will be ideal .
Heat oil in a pan and add Bay leaves. add chopped onions and saute well for 5-6 minutes . add chopped green chile, ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomato and saute for 4-5 minutes, Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and combine it well.
Add the soaked and cooked channa and mix well.and 1/4 cup water ,
mix the prepared rice and masala and keep in rice cooker
You can layer it in an oven proof or micro wave proof dish and arrange cooked rice and masala in layers , cover it with an aluminium foil and bake @ 350 degree for 10-12 minutes in oven and 6-7 minutes microwave
For garnish, and raisins till golden brown and sprinkle on top of the biryani with chopped cilantro.