Masaledar Dahi Baigan (Youghart Brinjal )

Masaledar Dahi Baigan (Youghart Brinjal )

  • 12 - 15 pieces of brinjal to be cut/ slit into four pieces ,taking care not to reach the bottom 
  • 3 tbsp oil 
  • 10-12 curry patta leaves 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp of whole cumin 
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida 
  • 1 onion chopped 
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 
  • Few chopped green chillies to taste 
  • 2 tsp dry kasturi methi leaves 
  • 1 tomato grated 
  • 3 tbsp of curd 

In a bowl put
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp kashmiri red chilli 
  • Mix above in 5-7 tbsp of water and keep aside 

  • Take a kadhai add 1 tbsp of oil ,warm the oil a little 
  • Add the curry patta and stir fry for 30-40 seconds 
  • Then add the slitted brinjal to the kadhai 
  • Stir fry for few minutes 
  • Then add salt to taste 
  • Now cover and cook the brinjal on low flame till 80 -90% done 
  • Do gently stir in between 
  • When the brinjal is more or less done 
  • Remove the brinjal from the kadhai and keep aside 
  • In the same kadhai add the remaining oil 
  • Warm the oil a little 
  • Then add the whole cumin 
  • When the cumin starts spluttering 
  • Add the asafoetida and keep for few seconds 
  • Then add the chopped onion and stir fry till it becomes translucent and starts changing colour 
  • Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes 
  • Now add the chopped green chillies 
  • After few minutes add the kasturi methi leaves and stir fry for few seconds 
  • Then add the infused masala in the bowl 
  • Saute for few minutes till the water dries up 
  • Now add the puree of the grated tomato
  • Saute till the water from the tomato dries up 
  • Next add the youghart/curd 
  • Saute till the water dries up 
  • Do mix really well so that the masala and youghart/curd mix well 
  • When the water dries up 
  • Add the cooked brinjal 
  • Mix it in well gently ,taking care not to break the brinjal .
  • Cover and cook on low flame for few minutes so that the brinjal gets coated nicely with the masala .
  • Do stir in between gently .
  • Done .

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