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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baigani ( Eggplant fritters )

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 20-25 Rupees

Ingredients: Baingan/Eggplant/Brinjal ( 1 no., large ), gram flour ( 3 tbs ), cornflour ( 1 tbs ), kasuri methi ( 1/2 tsp ), roasted coriander-cumin powder ( 1/ tsp ), red chilli powder ( 1/3 tsp ), baking powder ( a pinch ), salt, turmeric, oil for deep frying, green chilli ( optional ), coriander leaves .

Preparation: Slice the eggplant into circles ( 4-5 mm thick ). Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Rub it all over the eggplant slices.

Keep aside for 15 mins.

Mix the gram flour and cornflour with all the remaining spices and a little bit of salt.Add water to prepare a paste of thin consistency. ( One can also add finely cut green chilli and corinader leaves to this paste )

Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok.

Dip each eggplant piece into the gramflour-cornflour paste. Shake off any excess and dip into the hot oil. Fry on both sides till golden brown.

Remove from the wok and put on blotting paper ( or one can use a newspaper which works equally good ).

Garnish with finely chopped coriander and green chillis.

This can be served either as a snack or a side dish with Mutton Jholo/Kasa and Basmati Rice/Puri.



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