Khatte Meethe Baingan Recipe

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Khatte Meethe Baingan
  • Chef: Aruna Sharma
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A sweet and sour brinjal curry. Fried brinjal bathed in a host of hot spices and pepped up with the tang of tamarind.

Ingredients of Khatte Meethe Baingan

  • 200 gm small baingan (brinjals)
  • Mustard oil - for deep frying
  • 1/4 tsp heeng (asafoetida)
  • 11/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 whole red chillies
  • 2 tsp saunf powder
  • 2 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1/4 tsp haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder
  • 2-3 tsp dhania leaves, chopped
  • 6-7 Tbsp imli mixture

How to Make Khatte Meethe Baingan

  • For imli mixture:
  • 1.Boil water and add sugar, according to taste and add the imli pieces in it.
  • 2.Let it boil for about 10-15 minutes or till the mixture becomes thick in consistency.
  • 3.Drain the mixture and keep aside.
  • For the brinjal:
  • 1.First cut each baingan lengthwise into four pieces.
  • 2.Heat oil, deep fry them and keep aside.
  • 3.Heat 3-4 Tbsp of mustard oil, add heeng and ginger-garlic paste to it.
  • 4.Add cumin seeds, whole red chilles and saunf powder, stir well.
  • 5.Add tomato puree.
  • 6.Mix in all the powdered masalas and salt.
  • 7.Garnish with coriander leaves and pour the imli mixture over it.
  • 8.Stir well and add the fried baingan.
  • 9.Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  • 10.Serve hot.