Bagara Baingan

The 'word' is out and most of you know by now that my little brother (actually,no longer little) is getting married this April. And the bride is Siri. And no, I don't boss her around! Well, may be I will... after the wedding!Just kidding...
Time flies and I can hardly believe that he is getting married.Of course, my parents said the same when I got married.I guess someone in the household has to pass that 'I can't believe ...married' statement. Although we live in the same country, we can hardly squeeze in time to talk.Growing up, we fought a lot and talked very little.In fact we were two violent kids on the block-from biting to pulling hair to kicking in the stomachs. And all of that for a piece of chocolate or Diwali crackers! Looking back, I do cherish those memories although I wish we were more gentle on each other..Nice thing here is we both did okay given how violently we fought!Did you guys fight with your siblings too?I just wonder..
The one thing we never fought was the restaurant!We both love Minerva (in Hyd)and we both love North Indian food or for that matter any food!I could write pages and pages of my memories but I won't bore you to death!
On to this delicious delicacy!I tweaked a little bit to suit our taste but I gave you the link that takes you to the recipe.Since I did not have Poppy seeds, I skipped them.
Recipe: Sanjeev Kapoor
8 small baby brinjals
2 Medium Onions
1 1/2 tbsps ginger garlic paste
6-8 Curry Leaves
2 tsps Cumin Coriander Powder
1 1/2 tbsps Sesame Seeds
2 tbsps Peanuts
1 tbsp Dry Coconut
2-3 seeds of methi seeds
Pinch of Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Jaggery
2 tbsps Tamarind Pulp
1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Wash and slit brinjals vertically making sure they are not slit all the way through.The vegetable should be intact at the stem, so it should open up like a flower when you cut.Start at the opposite end from the stem.
  • Cut Onions into quarters.
  • Dry roast the onions on a tawa till they are soft
  • Dry roast the peanuts, cumin seeds, coconut, sesame seeds, methi seeds till it changes color
  • Grind together roasted onions, cumin coriander power, roasted spices, ginger garlic paste and salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, jaggery and tamarind pulp to a fine paste
  • Stuff this mixture into the cut brinjals.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves and fry for a min.Add the stuffed brinjals and saute for about 10 min
  • Add the remaining stuffing and add half a cup water
  • Cover and cook until the oil starts to separate and the brinjals are cooked
  • Serve hot with rice



Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely baingan...
Its so heartening to read about fights and you guys turning out ok... my kids fight like dogs and cats too - has me worried quite a bit!

Tina said...

Looks yummy and delicious...

Supriya Nair said... Bagara yur method as well..the click is fantastic and mouthwatering :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious and nice recipe too shri...

Priya said...

Tempting bagara baingan..slurppppp!!

indosungod said...

Just delicious and looks so very good too.

Brinjals, peanuts and coconut make a heady combination and I am ready to eat it every day.

Asha said...

Congratulations to your bro! :)

Bhagara Baingan never fails to lease! Looks yum.

sayantani said...

wish you, your brother and Siri a very big Congrats!!! May God bless them with all the Happiness of heaven and Earth!
baghara Baingan is perfect. my fav eggplant recipe.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a delicious specialty, I would love to try!

ruchikacooks said...

That is choo sweet. I was telling Siri when I wrote about my nephew(and you commented about your 2 yr old) that I cant believe he is going to Pre-K now..I guess little ones will always be little.

Baingan looks super delicious. I was mad about vankaya for sometime that I tried it almost every week :D

So whats your daughter gonna wear for the wedding, gagra cholis or silk skirts, with girl babies we can dress up so much..

Gita said...

Congrats Shri :) Nice way to celebrate...we too used to hang out in Minerva when we were staying in Hyderabad...the dish looks very delicious :)

Padma said...

Bagara baingan looks yummy Shri. Nice post reading about you and ur bro. Me too have a bro and he is CA. We too just fought for almost everything. mainly for the tv remote :) said...

The gravy looks very rich and inviting.

Ramya said...

Congrats to u,u'r bro and siri!!

J said...

looks gr8.. First time here.. loved your space.. nice template!!
Will visit often..

Nandini said...

Wow! Yummy Bhagra Baingan! It's tasty! My kids fight all the time over snacks!

Suparna said...

hi shri,
Congrats and best wishes to ur bro! was nice reading abt ur childhood memories...talking abt me and my elder bro and sis...we could be used as logo for peace instead of the white pigeon with an olive in it's mouth ;) we never never fought(even till this date)...seems strange...looking back it seems funny
The bagara baingan is one of my fav. preprations love it ..

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great comforting veggie dish!

Srilatha said...

It is the fundamental right of any SIL to boss on the poor little girl who enters new to the family. Haven't you seen enough Hindi/Telugu movies to prove that ;) ;).. I can't wait to see you all. and I know very well your childhood memories...and I have to mention about the best one of all - U both measuring one 5-star bar with a scale & cutting into 2 halves very carefully so that nobody gets a bigger piece! I LOL every time I think about it. :D


Srilatha said...

Oh, forgot to mention, the bagara baingan looks sooooooo yummy! Can I come over for a bite please? :)


shahana said...

OMG,It looks really tempting!!

Parita said...

Congrats once again :)
Baigan curry looks mouth watering!! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

LOL atur i cant believe statemnt. its so true.wishing ur bro and his fiance a wonderful married life.

AdukalaVishesham said...

nice recipe... we are yet to try this... looks delicious... and have a great time at wedding..

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations to your brother and Siri. Wishing them the best of life. It is so cool that two bloggers that I know are now related.
Love bagara baingan and it has been ages since I made it.

Soma said...

Congrats to your brother and Siri!

Eggplant, peanut and coconut makes a great combination! Beautiful pictures.

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