Aubergine curry

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Aubergine  Curry

Aubergine is one of my favorite family vegetable.There is an old saying in my country that aubergine has no benefits at all (”Bgune nei kono goon”).But according to scientists aubergine has the good source of  dietary fiber,also a very good source of B1,B6, and potassium.In India, aubergine curry is one of the delicacies for vegetarian people.In family gatherings, it is one of the popular dishe.It is easy to cook and delicious too.Another popular aubergine dish is ‘bharwa baingan’ or stuffed aubergine,which I will try to make soon.Today’s recipe is famous in my hometown Kolkata.

I have used small white aubergine, but you can use any types of aubergine for this recipe.

Ingredients are:

Min Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • Aubergine: 11 to 12 small  aubergine.If large aubergin , dice them in small size.
  • Cumin seeds:One teaspoon.
  • Coriander seeds : One and a half teaspoon.
  • Kashmiri chili powder:one teaspoon.
  • Turmeric: half teaspoon.
  • Desiccated coconut or fresh: One tablespoon.
  • Poppy seeds: One and a half tablespoon.
  • Cashew nuts: 10 to 11
  • Cloves: 6 to 7
  • Ginger : 1 teaspoon grated.
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook and fry the aubergine.
  • Deseeded green chilies : 3 (optional).

Method:

  1. Dry roast coriander,cumin,cloves,cashew nuts,desiccated coconut and poppy seeds in low heat for few minutes,keep stirring them to prevent burning.

 

Roast spices

2. Now put the roasted spice mixture in a grinder , at this time add dry chili powder and turmeric powder .Grind everything together.

3. Slit the aubergine  in between.Now add some oil in a pan and fry the aubergine( with a  pinch of salt )until slight brown.img_2209

 

 

 

4. Now remove the aubergine from the heat and keep them aside.

5. In the same oil add one teaspoon cumin seeds and one tablespoon of grated ginger.Cook them until the raw flavour of ginger is gone.It takes 3 to 4 minutes in medium heat.

6. Add the ground spices , and stir it well.Afer 5 to 7 minutes you will see the oil comes out from the edge.

7. Add the fried aubergine.Mix them well .After 2 minutes  add salt and water  to cook them well (cover the lid). It will take around 20 minutes to cook .

8.When the aubergine is cooked add one table-spoon of sugar and mix them gently. If you like you can,  put some deseeded green chilies for extra flavour at the end.Garnish with coriander leaves.Now it is ready to eat.This recipe goes really good with Indian flat bread and rice.

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. writenlive says:

    Looks very good and I am sure it would be delicious too!
    Must try. 🙂

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you @writenlive! It was delicious 😋

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  2. Poetpas says:

    Looks great Payel. And the pictures are really good. Well done you! 🙂

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Jerry! ☺️

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      1. Poetpas says:

        You’re welcome Payel 😉

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  3. Dekhei bojha jache khete darun hobey.Khub bhalo post Payel.

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    1. payel says:

      Bhalo hoyeche khete Anuradha di! 😊
      Tomader okhane Ilish Mach pawa jaye?

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      1. Haan pawa jaay kintu shudhu rainy season e.Aami khaanik gulo bheje shaara bochorer jonno rekhe di.

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      2. payel says:

        Good idea! Ducharte hilsha recipes dao na!!

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      3. Tomader kacha kachi to darun maach pawa jaay.Eelish mach pao to? Aami birmingham e jokhon giyechilam tokhon khub bhalo maach kheyechilam.Tumi kothay thaako ?

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      4. payel says:

        Ami London e, ekhane Bangladeshi shop e Kolkata r sob mach sarabachor pawa jaye, but sob frozen hoye ase.. Kolkata r fresh mach khub miss kori.😀

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      5. Fresh macher taste to ekebare aalada. Shotti thik bolecho.

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  4. Sumith says:

    This sounds too delicious payal!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sumith!😊

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  5. That is so tempting!!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Shreya!!🙂

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  6. Leyla says:

    Looks delicious👌😋😊

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  7. leggypeggy says:

    I look forward to trying this. Looks divine.

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  8. elliebleu says:

    You’re so lucky to have white aubergines! I told my mom that this is the dish I want for our New Years party. We’re so excited to make it. I can tell by the photos that its going to be a family favorite.

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    1. payel says:

      This is the first time I tried white aubergine, normally use purple,blackish colour aubergine.You can use any colour, cause after sautéed, it becomes brown anyway!I am so glad that you are going to try my dish in Christmas party, hope your family like it , this recipe is good substitute for meat dish.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      1. elliebleu says:

        So I couldn’t find the white one but I tried the purple kind. Turned out wonderful! I was the only one that brought veggie dishes to our Christmas party. Yours was a hit. 🙂 Happy New Years. – Ellie

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      2. payel says:

        Wow Ellie! That’s great! Nice to know that everyone liked the dish! Thank you so much for trying my recipe!😀
        My blog is successful!☺Have a great new year!

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  9. Ankit says:

    I just scrolled down viewing the pictures and my eyes helped filling the stomach with hunger. 😛 Ya allah! 😀
    Thanks Payel. Home delivery hai kya? 😛

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    1. payel says:

      Thanks for visiting my blog Ankit ji ! Jaldi hi start honge home delivery!! 😀😀

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  10. shreyovi says:

    White brinjals first time am seeing.Nice

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you !😊

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Ruchi!

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  11. PriyaPandian says:

    Looks delicious Payel 🙂

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  12. Karen says:

    Looks delicious

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  13. Delicious looking dish. Will try!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you! Please do try!

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  14. Poetpas says:

    The whole world misses your recipes. And so do I 😉

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    1. payel says:

      Thanks Jerry! But I wonder, how do you know about whole world? 😀

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      1. Poetpas says:

        Trust me I know. I’m a man of the world and when I say you’re missed trust me you arrrre 😉

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      2. payel says:

        So kind of you Jerry!I am stuck with my new job and many more things ! 😩

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      3. Poetpas says:

        New job? Are you’re a model now? When will you appear on Vogue? Busy you. I guess we’ll have to wait…sigh… 🙄

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      4. payel says:

        😀😀😀

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  15. Sumith says:

    Absolutely delicious!! Nice share Payal

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  16. So delicious looking! Where do you find these aubergines?

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Ellanor! I find these aubergines in Brixton market,London!They look gorgeous buy taste is not as good as normal small purple aubergines! Go ahead and try, see if you like it or not! 😊

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      1. Ohhh. They look so interesting and I love your preparation. Here in SW I have found “brinjals” type aubergines of purple and pink, normal aubergines, long aubergines, baby aubergines but never white aubergines. Will keep searching!!

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