Baigan Raita

The most common raitas prepared in our kitchen  are bundi raita, onion – tomato raita, mixed fruit raita, kheera raita  etc.  Biagan raita is decidedly tastier.

Ingredients

         

                                                             

  1. Baigan  1
  2. Curd  2 cups
  3. Red Chili powder
  4. Turmeric powder
  5. Jeera powder
  6. Sendha namak ( rock salt)
  7. Pudina Leaves
  8. Sugar
  9. Salt
  10. Mustard oil.

Preparation

  1.  There are many varities of baigans. Selection of proper quality of baigan is important. Any baigan can be used as long as its skin is not hard.  The skin of some varieties of baigan  leave a bitter after-taste.  Do not use the thin long variety of baigan. It is safer  to use round baigans for raita.
  2. Slice the baigans length-wise into half. Then cut them into about ½ inch thick slices. If long variety of baigans are used,  cutting them  into  round slices would be as good.
  3. Marinate the baigan slices with turmeric powder, red chili powder  and salt for about 15 minutes or so.
  4.  Mix one tea spoon of sugar into the curd and stir well.
  5. Pass the curd through a thin sieve to give it smooth consistency.
  6. Chop  10 to 12 pudina leaves finely and mix into the curd

Cooking

  1. Fry baigan slices in a frying pan on medium fire till brown,  ensuring that the slices  do not break up.
  2. Allow the fried slices to cool to room temperature.
  3. Spread the baigan pieces in a flat bottom shallow serving bowl.
  4. Pour the curd.
  5. Sprinkle red chili powder,  sendha namak, jeera powder and salt on top. Do not stir.
  6. Garnish  with whole  pudina  leaves.
  7. Keep it in the fridge for about 15 minutes or so.

Baigan raita is ready to serve. It goes best  with roti, paratha, puri etc.  though it can be eaten with rice as well.

Check out my blog for Bathua Raita and Lauki raita   also which is one of my favourites.

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3 responses to “Baigan Raita

  1. awesome.. my husband hates eggplant but this one he loved…Tx a ton

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