Bhagara Baingan with Coconut and Sesame Seeds

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Small Brinjals - 10-12
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Fresh Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 3 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies - 3-4
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - a few
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Oil- 2-3 tbsp
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro for garnishing

How to Make Bhagara Baingan with Coconut and Sesame Seeds

  • Slit brinjals till 3/4 length so that the stalk remains intact. Deep fry in oil and keep aside.
  • Roast peanuts, sesame seeds lightly and grind with red chillies and coconut into a paste.
  • In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • After mustard seeds splutter, add onions.
  • Once onions turn golden brown, add peanut paste, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then, add tamarind paste and water. Once the water starts to boil, add brinjals and let it simmer till the gravy thickens.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

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