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3.67 from 3 votes

Amritsari Masala Baigan

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 350 grams Baby Brinjal / Baby Eggplant / Chhote Baingan (15)
  • 1 Tomatoes / Tamatar
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
  • 2 tsp Tamarind / Imli paste
  • 2 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai
  • a pinch Nigella Seeds / Kalonji
  • 3/4 cup Water / Paani

Spice to mix

  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
  • 2 tbsp Coconut, Dessicated
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • a pinch Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • 1.5 tbsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1.5 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak

Instructions

  • Wash and make 4 slits in the brinjals( +), keeping the steam and the brinjal intact .
  • In a bowl mix all the spices listed in - Spice to mix(A)
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds ,when they start crackling add kalonji and grated ginger.
  • Saute and add chopped tomato,stir for a minute and add the spice mixture(A).
  • Stir for 30 seconds and then add brinjals and salt ,saute for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup water,mix well,and pressure cook on medium flame for 1 whistle.
  • Open the cooker as soon as it cool down.
  • Add tamarind pulp and sugar and cook for 1 minute on medium flame.
  • Add fresh coriander and serve.

Notes

If you don't want to use nigella seeds (kalonji)and ajwain, then use cumin seeds instead.
Serving suggestions-best ith chapati,daal and rice