Jan 14

Aalu baigan (a curry with potato and brinjal/eggplant)


Eggplant/ Brinjal – 1 large (cut into bite size small pieces)
Potato –  2 -3 medium sized (cut into bite size pieces)
oil – 2 tbsp
asafoetida – a pinch
tomatoes – 2 small (chopped) or 4 tbsp tomato puree
ginger and garlic paste – 2 tsp
coriander powder – 2 tsp
cumin powder – 2 tsp
White Sesame(til) seeds – 2 tbsp
coriander leaves
turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
water – 1 cup
salt – to taste
  1. Add oil in hot pan or pressure cooker
  2. Add asafoetida and then add tomatoes and saute for 2 – 3 minutes
  3. Add eggplant and potatoes and saute for another minute
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt to taste, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger and garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes
  5. Now add the sesame seeds and add 1 cup water and chopped coriander leaves
  6. lower the heat and cover the pan and let it cook until the veggie is soft and tender. Keep stirring in between. If using a pressure cooker, let it cook for just one whistle and remove from heat.
  7. Serve it with Rice or Roti and enjoy :)