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Achaari Baingan

Posted by Annita on June 18, 2008

This one is for my love of  eggplants, and it is taken from Ashwini’s Food For Thought.Try out this and i must say you’ll fall in love with this.Thank you dear Ashwini.

Eggplant in pickling style

Eggplant in Pickling style

Ingredients :-

Eggplant diced – 1 large
Cumin seeds (Jeerakam)– 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds (Perumjeerakam) – 1 tsp
Nigella/Kalonji – 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes chopped – 3 medium sized
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed

Method :-

Put the eggplant in a bowl of cold water,wash them and drain the water.Then pat dry them with a towel.
Heat oil in a pan and fry them in medium heat until they turn reddish brown.(Ashwini says that pan frying eggplants doesn’t make much difference in taste,even though the original recipe calls for deep frying method.And I too did pan frying here, following Ashwini.)You can fry them in bataches if the pan cannot hold them together.Drain them into a a tissue paper.

Heat another pan and add little oil into it.When hot,add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.Now add nigella seeds and fennel seeds and fry for a while.Then add chopped tomato and ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.Add coriander powder,turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt and stir well.Cook it for 3-4 minutes
or until gravy thickens.Add the fried eggplant into the gravy and mix gently.Simmer for 1 more minute, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.

13 Responses to “Achaari Baingan”

  1. looks great annita! :-)

  2. pintoo said

    I usually dont prefe eggplant, but this one is tempting.

  3. Kalai said

    I’m an eggplant addict and this looks amazing, Annita! :)

    Try this out and let me know if u’e liked it.

  4. geetha said

    one doubt annita, is it pickled eggplant? i had it from a cousin sometime back and it was amazing… if this is the recipe, i m gona try it. also, can we keep this for long? pls clarify…

    I’m not sure if this is the pickled eggplant,geetha..Also i dont think u can keep it for a long time..

  5. kavi said

    Annita, wht is this nigella/kalonji

    Nigella is karimjeerakam

  6. Sapthanaa said

    Hi Anitha,

    This is the second recipe iam trying from ur site. Man.. came out too well

    Here is the link for my post

  7. satish damodharan said

    now wat is this eggplant , and you said that this is baigan achar and how can ir withstand for more days there are no preservatives?

  8. neha said

    good site thanks annita

  9. I love eggplant – can’t wait to try this! Looks amazing.

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  12. Preethi said

    Hi Annita,

    I tried this and my whole family became a fan of you… Great..


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