Hyderabadi Baingan Recipe

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Hyderabadi Baingan
How to make Hyderabadi Baingan
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Straight from the royal kitchens of Hyderabad comes an authentic brinjal curry. Small whole brinjals are doused in a nutty gravy made with peanuts, tamarind and sesame seeds.

Ingredients of Hyderabadi Baingan

  • 500 gm small brinjal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup peanuts and 1/4 cup onion - roast them together and grind to a powder
  • 1 Tbsp tamarind pulp
  • Green chillies - to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coriander
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Hyderabadi Baingan

  • 1.Cut the brinjal into quarters, leaving stems intact and soak in salt water.
  • 2.Heat oil and fry cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • 3.Add drained brinjal and fry in the masala for about ten minutes.
  • Prepare gravy:
  • 1.Heat the remaining oil and fry the ground masala for about three minutes.
  • 2.Then add the tamarind pulp, green chillies and fresh coriander leaves and simmer.
  • 3.Finally, add brinjals in to the gravy & simmer for 10 minutes.