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Sep 26, 2013

Brinjal Besan Fry / Besan Baingan / Baingan Kalwa / Spicy Eggplant tossed with Aromatic Gram Flour Powder

You know i love cooking with brinjals since mum is crazy about it. I love experimenting with it. Oneday when i browsing for brinjal recipes in google. I came across this one and instantly fell in love with it. Immediately i tried it and it was yum. Mum loved it too.

I used green long variety of brinjal but you could use anything. Because of the constant tossing and cooking, the brinjal is cooked to crispy perfection with a yummy besan masala coated all over it. So try this and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves - 2
Recipe Source: Mahanandi


Brinjal - 1 large (Green or Purple)
Salt to taste

For Aromatic Powder:
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 2 or 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil- 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves chopped


Take a small mixer or a spice grinder and add the ingredients given for powdering in it. Powder it finely and set aside.

Heat oil and crackle in all the seasoning ingredients and saute for a min.

Now add in the sliced up brinjal and mix well with the oil Season with salt and keep cooking them till it little golden.

Now add in the aromatic powder as needed and mix well.

Keep cooking  and sauteing till the gram flour in the powder cooks and smells nutty.The powder will get toasted and brown and coats the brinjal pieces.

Once it is cooked remove to a bowl.

Serve with rice.

Start by making the aromatic powder..
Take gram flour in a mixer

Add dry red chillies

some cumin seeds

some sugar

some turmeric

time to blend

now it is a fine powder

Heat oil

Crackle mustard, cumin and urad dal

Add some chopped up garlic pieces

fry them for a while

Add the sliced up brinjal pieces

saute them for a while

sprinkle in salt and mix well

saute well again

once it is browned and cooked

sprinkle the aromatic powder

mix well

saute till it smells heavenly

keep cooking



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  2. Green brinjal is new to me. But your dish looks appetising.

  3. Inviting food,wish i live near you.


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