Wednesday, July 23, 2008

PURIES WITH BAIGAN BHARTHA

Hai friends. Last weekend I was enjoying my trip to LA. Thats why this much gap posting my recipe. Coming back with today's dish -"Puries and Baigan Bhartha" is a well known and popular dish. Usually for this recipes, baigans are roasted over the fire and then the skin is peeled and then it is mashed. This tastes really good as it gives the smoky flavour when its being mixed with Indian spices. But I dont have the stove, so I thought of boiling baigans pieces and then use the same water (stock) for the gravy. Grilling and baking is also an option to cook baigans. Try this delicious delight and serve with chapathi or puries for a complete meal.


INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING PURI.

1 cup wheat flour.

1 tbs Ghee or Oil.

Salt to taste.

Water as needed.

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD.

In a bowl mix flour, salt and ghee together. Now add water at a time and knead the dough into medium soft dough. It should be bit stiff so that it could be rolled easily. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow to rest for a while. Meanwhile heat oil to deep fry. Divide the dough into equal sized small balls and flatten it pressing into the extra flour. Roll it out into 4 to 5 inches round. Repeat the same process with rest of the dough. When oil is hot enough, deep fry the puries. It should take only a few second. Immediately flip it on to other side. Remove when its puff up both the side. Remove the excess oil using kitchen napkins. Serve hot.


INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING BAIGAN BHARTHA.

1 Oval shaped Eggplant.

1 Chopped Onions.

1 Chopped Tomatoes.

1 tbs Chopped fresh Ginger.

1 tbs Chopped fresh Garlic.

1 tbs Coriander powder.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1 tsp Cumin seeds.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Garam masala.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


GARNISH

Coriander leaves.

Sliced Onion

METHOD

Cook the eggplant in hot boiling water. Remove the skin and mash it. Keep a side. Make sure dont throw the remaining stock. It can be reused to make gravy later.

In a pan heat oil. Add cumin seeds , ginger-garlic and onions. Saute onions till they become translucent. Now add tomatoes, red chilli pdr, coriander pdr, turmeric pdr, garam masala and salt. Saute till u get a nice aroma and all the ingredients are well fried in oil. Then add the mashed eggplant and required amount of stock if it gets dry. Let it simmer for 10-15 min. Add the coriander leaves and stir it.

Garnish with the sliced onions. Serve hot with Puries.

I also submit this recipe to CURRY MELA HOSTED BY SRIVALLI


Enjoy!!

My new friend PURVA DESAI has tagged me. Thanks purva for passing on to me.

1. What was I doing ten years ago?

I was enjoying my school days...

I was learning Carnatic music...

2. Five things on Today's "To do" list.

Playing with my cute daughter Smera.

Cooking.

Blogging.

Chatting with my friends.

Sleeping.

3. I am addicted to

Chicken dish, My hubbies cooking, Smera's song. Just luv it :)

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire

Let me get first ,then will think about it.. :)

5. Places I have lived

Chennai, Bihar, Mumbai, Kerala, Mangalore, US.

I would like to tag






32 comments:

easycrafts said...

Perfect puris...nice side dish

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

i love L.A. I hope you had a fun filled outing .. baingan bartha looks yummy .. the puris looks soo perfect & flully

Sireesha said...

The magic lamp of luck!!! is waiting for u at my blog.....

Nice and perfect puris....Yummy looking baingan bhartha

kamala said...

That looks sooooo yummm Suma..

Cham said...

Wow i want those puris with ur curry right away :) They re perfect Suma

Laavanya said...

Your puris are so beautifully puffed up Suma - never had it with baingan bartha before... Looks yummy.

- Laavanya (Cookery Corner)

Sireesha said...

Suma, I have added Fanta as softdrink.

Madhavi said...

Yummy Yummy enrtry, and love dos cute puris :)))

ranji said...

oh wow..i love baighan ka bhartha...never had it with puris though...a must try combo in my to do list now ...let amma come and then i will prepare all these things :)...u know for baighan ka bhartha .even i dont have that kind of stove top so i d o it int he oven..its equally good..350 deg for 40 mins to 1 hr..
Ur puris have puffed up so well too..gr8 entry :)

Trupti said...

Puries looks very nice. I never tried puries with Baingan Bharta. Will try this combo soon.

Priti said...

U got the perfect puri...shape, colour and puffy...very very gud..and baigan bhartha...umm yummy

rekhas kitchen said...

me too never tryed bhratha vith puri will try next time puries looks soooooyummy

Priti said...

Forgot to mention...thanks for the tag..but I have done this too...
http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2008/07/aloo-paratha-tag.html

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Myviews said...

Wow...Puries looks very nice &tempting...me too never tried bhartha with puri will try this combo soon..great entry...

Illatharasi said...

Pooris are inviting.... it tempted me to try tonight;)

Baigan curry looks tasty:)

Shreya said...

hi, what great puris. Mine never puff up like that! wish it would. great side dish to go with.. thanks for tagging me. I had tagged Purva, and got tagged in turn! just noticed your comment abt the tag too. Will acknowledge in next post.

ranji said...

Suma..seeing ur baighan ka bharta i was sooo tempted to make it..prepared it last night itself..cooked the whole eggpalnt in the oven for 1 hr in 400 deg f..added some chopped green pepppers too with onions and tomatoes ...those are the only changes :)..made it after a very long time ...Thank u for tempting me :)

Purva Desai said...

Puris are nice and fluffy :)
Bharta is looking really delicious.....
Hope u had good time in LA

Nandita Shenoy said...

Nice fluffy puris suma...& with baigan bhartha.. sounds inviting!!!great snaps too..

Divya said...

Yummy baingan bharta Suma..have never tried pairing them with pooris..your pooris look so perfectly puffed up!!Great entry!!

Ramya Bala said...

Pooris are fluffy n tempting...Baigan Bharta I have not tasted yet n will soon try only ur recipe.

Myviews said...

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Purva Desai said...

Collect ur award from my blog :)

Andhra Flavors said...

u have something in my blog.

paresh said...

nice recipes, thanks for sharing.

delhibelle said...

How lovely!
I have never made bharta with boiled eggplant..do you boil the whole eggplant or chop it first ?

Sujatha said...

This is a very interesting combination, Suma! I usually have baingan barthas with Rotis... Sure got to try this one!

Thanks so much for tagging me dear, I will surely do it soon :)

ranji said...

hey suma..i have passed on the magic lamp to u..chk my blog :)

Medhaa said...

oh my god look at your puris, they stayed up like that all the while you were clicking. I still have to learn to make good puris.
Love Baigan Ka Bartha and always cook it in the oven for about 1 hour and then proceed.

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks friend for the lovly comments

meeso said...

I could eat this till I'm sick! Looks so good, and I love eggplant!

Vidhya said...

Pooris look delicious. My husband loves bengan bartha. will it