Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vengan nu Bharat


Vengan nu Bharat
Eggplant Relish
Ingredients
1 big eggplant, peeled, stem removed
salt to taste
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seed powder
2 tbsp plain yogurt

Grind to paste
1" ginger
2 green chilies

Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chora ni vadi

Garnish
1 green garlic - greens only, minced

Method
0. Pressure cook eggplant. Mash to pulp.
1. Heat oil. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. Saute the vadis till they turn a shade darker. Do not let it burn.
3. Add green paste. Saute for 5 minutes.
4. Add coriander-cumin seed powder, salt and eggplant mush.
5. Saute for 5 minutes.
6. Add plain yogurt. Simmer till water is evaporated.
7. Garnish with chopped garlic greens.

Note -
1. If fresh garlic leaves are not available, use 2-3 cloves of usual garlic cloves for grinding. Use cilantro for garnish.
2. You can grill or roast eggplant instead of steaming it.

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