Aloo Baingan (Bihari style) / Brinjal Potato curry

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Aloo Baingan

Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Priya (my friend)

This is another superb subji from Priya! I think it is a very different recipe and tastes yummy!


Half a big American brinjal/ Eggplant - cut in cubes
Equal amount of cubed potatoes
Green chilies- 4 (Slit into halves)
Garlic- 4 cloves
Dhaniya/ Coriander seeds -3 Tbsp
Mustard seeds/Rai - 4 tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 4 Tbsp

Cooking Directions:

-Soak the chopped brinjal pieces in water to prevent oxidation.
-In a blender, grind dhaniya seeds, mustard seeds and fresh garlic with a little water into a thick paste. (Do NOT roast the ingredients before)
-In a kadai going on medium flame, put 3 Tbsp oil. Add 1 methi seeds and green chilies. When methi seeds turn slightly brown add the ground masala paste and turmeric powder.
-Stir the masala constantly to prevent it sticking to the base. When the masala cooks and reduces in quantity (oil starts separating from the sides)- add quarter cup water and cook again. Repeat this process 6 times. At the end of this, you should have used about 11/2 cups of water and may have taken about 20 min (This step plays a big role in how the dish turns out)
-Now add chopped brinjal little by little and fry allowing the masala to coat over them. Follow with potato the same way. Add 1 Tbsp of oil and salt. (American brinjals shrink a lot while cooking. It may be a good idea to add salt on the conservative side)
-Cook covered till potatoes are soft, stirring at regular intervals.
-Serve with plain Parathas and sliced onions.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey Kitty Brinjal curry looks great and awesome, the curried brinjal are tempting me... Btw thanks for trying my pedas and happy that you liked it...

kittymatti said...

thnx ramya!

Pavithra said...

Hey its looking good and good combo with roti or rice dear..

sriharivatsan said...

Hey i love this combo..Maybe i can try today for dinner...tx for sharing kitty..

Priya Sriram said...

Priya has really done a great job with those Bihari style aloo baingan! Looks very yumm! :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy combo...

Malar Gandhi said...

This is kind of rare combo there. Yours looks perfect, spicy and inviting. Wish to try in future.

DEESHA said...

yummy food there ..

Priya said...

Thank u all!:)

Priyameena said...

My first vist here...Wonderful Blog..Aloo and eggplant very nice combination..Excellent side dish..

Priya said...

Thanks Priyameena!

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