Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baingan Aloo curry Rassa

Baingan Aloo Curry in Marathi

Serves: 2 to 3 persons
Time: 20 to 30 minutes

vangi batata rassa, vangyacha rassa, rassa recipeIngredients:
5 to 6 small Eggplant OR 1 Chinese Eggplant
2 medium Potatoes
1 Tbsp Oil
For Tempering: 1/8 tsp Mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds, pinch of Asafoetida, 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp Red chili powder, 2 curry leaves
1 to 1 and 1/2 tbsp Roasted peanuts powder (coarse)
1 tsp Maharashtrian Masala (Goda Masala)
1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1 tbsp Jaggery
Salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander

1) Cut the stems of Eggplants. Cut each eggplant into 8 small pieces. Immerse them into cold water. Peel the potatoes, cut them into small cubes.
2) Heat a medium sized pan. Add oil and prepare tempering by adding mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and curry leaves. Add potato cubes and saute. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
3) Drain all the water from eggplant cubes and add it to the pan. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add around 1/2 cup water. Mix well and add salt, tamarind pulp, and Goda masala. Stir nicely, cover and let the potato and eggplant cook over medium-low heat. Add little water if needed. Stir occasionally.
4) Once potato and eggplant is cooked, add jaggery (Tip 2). Then add peanuts powder and boil for couple of minutes.
Serve hot with Chapati or Millet Roti (Bhakari)

1) If you don't get small eggplants, use 1 medium Chinese eggplant.
2) Add jaggery only after potato and eggplant is cooked completely. If added before, it will take more time to cook than normal.

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