masala baigan
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Easy Masala Baigan- In Pressure Cooker

Masala baigan-  Easy and delicious masala baigan recipe made in pressure cooker
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dry curry, Lunch box Recipe
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: masala baigan
Servings: 5 person

Ingredients

  • 500 gms Baby Brinjal / Baby Eggplant / Chhote Baingan
  • 250 GMS Tomatoes / Tamatar pureed
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
  • 2 tbsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • to taste Salt / Namak
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • pinch Garam masala
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped

Tempering/ tadka/ waghar

  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 10 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta

Instructions

  • Wash and make 2 slits in the brinjals half way,keep them intact at the end
  • Mix all the spices in 1/4 cup water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker and add the tempering ingredients.
  • When cumin and mustard start to crackle then add the tomato puree, curry leaves and the spice mixture.
  • Saute it for a minute and then add the brinjals and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Now add 2 tbsp water, fresh coriander and mix.
  • Pressure cook for 1 whistle on medium heat.(it make take 2 whistles to cook as the cooking time depends on the quality and size of the brinjals )
  • Wait for 5 minutes or till the pressure cooker cool down completely.
  • Open the cooker and stir it once to mix.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander or dill leaves and serve hot.
  • Goes well with daal -rice or paratha and roti.