Baingan ka Raita / Eggplant Raita

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

  1. Brinjal / Chinese eggplant – 1 medium-small, cut into thin rounds

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilli powder – 1.5 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As reuired to taste

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

3. Oil – 1 – 2 tbsp or as required

4. Yoghurt – 1/2 cup, beaten

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped

Green chilies – 2, chopped

Salt – As required

5. Oil – 1 – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Marinate eggplant pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Heat 1 – 2 tbsp oil in a small non-stick pan and fry the marinated eggplant in 1 – 2 batches until browned and cooked through. Remove to a paper towel.

3. Combine beaten yoghurt with chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chilies and salt. For extra taste, you can add a pinch of chat masala and 1 pinch sugar.

4. Add fried eggplant to the beaten yoghurt and mix gently.

5. Heat a tsp of oil and splutter cumin seeds. Pour this over the raita. Serve after 15 minutes.

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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