Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Aloo Baingan recipe | Potato and eggplant subzi

Aloo baingan

Aloo baingan (urulai kathrikkai poriyal) is a north indian style dry subzi  with potatoes and eggplant. I have noted down few recipes which i tasted during our trip, to London and Europe, and more than all liked by the kids. This aloo baingan subzi, we tasted on our first day of our trip. We all loved it very much and kids who generally don't take eggplant, loved it very much. So i tried this last weekend at home, and it was a super hit. This goes well with both  chapathi and rice. Stay tuned for more recipes coming up, which i learnt during my family holiday and my extended holiday to India for wedding.

Aloo Baingan recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 4

     Potato   3 (medium size)
     Eggplant|Brinjal  1 big
     Onion   1
     Tomato  1
     Garlic  3 pods
     Red chili powder   1 tsp
     Coriander powder   1/2 tsp
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Jeera powder   1/2 tsp
     Coriander leaves   few
     Kasoori methi   a pinch (optional)
     Salt   as needed
     Oil    2 tblsp 
     Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp



Aloo baingan subzi
Method:
  • Peel the skin of the potatoes and cut them into cubes. 
  • Chop the eggplant into cubes. I used the big ones, if you don't have big use 5-6 small brinjals.
  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Peel the skin of the garlic.
aloo baingan 1
  • In a pan add oil and add in the cumin seeds. Crush the garlic roughly and add it to the pan. Alternatively you can use ginger garlic paste too.
  • Add the chopped onions to this. Cook till the onions become translucent.
aloo baingan 2
  • Add the tomatoes and cook well. 
  • Now add the red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt. 
alo baingan 3
  • Cook for 2 minutes and add the cubed potatoes.
aloo baingan 4
  • Mix well and add in 1 cup of water. Cover it and cook till the potatoes are almost cooked.
Aloo baingan 5
  • Add the cubed eggplants to this now. Mix well and cover it and cook till it is completely cooked. Add little water if needed.
  • Cook in a low flame without getting it burnt. 
aloo baingan 6
  • Add coriander leaves and kasoori methi in the last and switch off the flame.
aloo baingan 7
Aloo baingan
Notes:
  1. You can add capsicum in the last, to enhance the taste.
  2. Garam masala can also be added, while adding other powders.
  3. You can add sambar powder also instead of red chili powder, and coriander powder.
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