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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baigana Khatta

Cooking time required: 15-20 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees

Ingredients: Small brinjal (2-3 no), curry leaves( 2 sprigs), green chilli (1-2 nos), turmeric powder (1/5 tsp), black cumin seeds/ kala jeera (1 pinch), garlic flakes ( 3-4 nos), oil ( 2 tsp), powdered jaggery ( 3-4 tsp), thick tamarind juice ( 1- 2 tsp), salt to taste.

Preparation: Cut the brinjal into small pieces.

Cooking: Heat oil in a wok. Add the chopped green chillis, crushed garlic flakes, black cumin seeds, & curry leaves. Fry for a minute.

Add the brinjal pieces and sprinkle salt and turmeric. Fry for 5 minutes till it softens.

Add about 1 1/2 cups of water along with the tamarind paste and bring to a boil.

Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 7-8 mins. Add the powdered jaggery at this stage and boil for 2-3 mins till it is mixed well.

Remove from stove and serve it with rice.

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