Baingan ki Lonje Recipe

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Baingan ki Lonje
How to make Baingan ki Lonje
  • Chef: Shweta Singh
  • Recipe Servings: 10
  • Cook Time:
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Aubergines or Baingan stuffed full of tangy zest, try it today!

Ingredients of Baingan ki Lonje

  • 10-12 long aubergines
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter
  • 1 cup onions-thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves-to garnish
  • Powder together:
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon pieces
  • Seeds of 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns

How to Make Baingan ki Lonje

  • 1.Slit the brinjals lengthwise down to the base of the stalk.
  • 2.Heat the clarified butter in a kadahi and sauté the onions till they turn brown and crisp.
  • 3.Remove the onions from the clarified butter and leave the clarified butter aside till ready to use again.
  • 4.Grind together the onions, ginger, salt and half the powdered ingredients. Apply a layer of this mixture into the slits made in the brinjals.
  • 5.Heat the clarified butter once again and add the cloves. When they begin to darken a little, add the brinjals and any leftover masala and sauté over high heat till they look glossy.
  • 6.Lower heat, cover and cook till tender, stirring a few times to avoid scorching.
  • 7.Mix in the sugar, lime juice and the rest of the powdered masala.
  • 8.Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve.