Thursday, April 30, 2009

BAINGAN-KA-BHARTA (Eggplant Mashed)

Eggplant Mashed is Indian famous recipe from North of India. There is different method of making this recipe, here are simple and easy step for making "BAINGAN-KA-BHARTA (Eggplant Mashed)" recipe.


  • Eggplant (brinjals)- 2 no. large
  • Onion- 1 no. large (fine copped)
  • Tomatoes- 3 no. (fine copped)
  • Ginger/ Garlic paste- 1 tsp.
  • Red chillies- 2 no.
  • Curry Powder (Garam masala)-1 tbsp
  • Oil- 3 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
  • Coriander chopped for garnishing.


  1. Roast Eggplant(Brinjals) on open flame or use microwave till about 10-15 minutes each, turning it frequently for even roast, keep aside when done and let cool.
  2. Remove the skin from Eggplant (Brinjals)
  3. Heat Oil in Fry pan, add onion fry still it turn into light brown & add tomatoes and fry for 3minutes.
  4. Add ginger paste and stir, cook for a few minutes.
  5. Break Red chillies into pieces and add to fry pan. Cook over low heat stirring frequently till mixture leaves oil and sides of pan as well.
  6. Add the garam masala and cook while stirring frequently over low heat.
  7. Peel skin of cooled brinjals (Eggplant) & Mash it.
  8. Transfer the mashed brinjal (eggplant) pulp to the onion-masala and cover and cook in low heat for another 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves & lemon juice.

Serve hot with Bread or chapatis.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spicy Fried Fish

  • 2 no. any fish without boneless
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Banana leaf - 2
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • fresh coriander garnish

  1. Cut fish in half and wash under cool running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a plate, combine garlic, salt, ginger, turmeric, and black peppers with lemon juice. Stir to form a paste.
  3. Rub paste on both sides of fish fillets and let stand cover in banana leaf steam it for 10 minutes.
  4. In a deep frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Uncover fish from banana leaf. Fry fish about 5 minutes, or until bottom side is golden brown.
  5. Place fish on a platter and garnish

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4 no.