Friday, May 20, 2011

Masala Aloo-Begun (Aloo-baingan in Bengali style)

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This is the famous North Indian Aloo-baingan, but in Bengali style. Baingan or Brinjal, which we call "Begun" in Bengali, in bengali which means ['be' - no, 'gun' - quality/caliber] "No quality". But this is one of the vegetables that has immense quality to make any curry taste better where it is present. I just love brinjal in any form, from simple fry(Bengun Bhaja) till any curry, like mashed brinjal(Baingan Bharta) or famous stuffed brinjal(Bharli Wangi). I have tried North-Indian way of making Aloo-baingan, but in bengali way I've tried first time and I have become fan of it. It goes so well with Paratha, Puri , naan, even goes well with Pulao or plain steamed rice. It'a a very easy-to-make recipe. Try it to believe it.........

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Ingredients:
Long brinjals : 2(cut into 2" long pieces, then cut into quarter)
Potato : 2 (cut into long pieces)
Onion : 2(medium-chopped)
Ginger : 1"(make into paste)
Garlic : 4-5 cloves(make into paste)
Green chilli : 1 or 2(slitted)
Tomato : 1(big)
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp. (accr. to taste)
Dessicated or fresh coconut : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Oil : 3 tblsp.
Garam Masala : 1 tsp.(grinded powder of cardamom, cinnamon & cloves)


Method : 
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry brinjal and potato pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add finely chopped onions and slitted green chillies, fry till onions are brown, than add ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomatoes. Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Add 1/2 cup water and in medium flame, saute till oil seperates. 
  • Add salt to taste, sugar and coconut. Mix well. Add fried potato pieces and mix well with spices. Add 1 cup water and cover with lid. When potatoes are almost done, add brinjal pieces into the pan. When gravy thickens and spices coat nicely with veges, remove from heat. 
  • Garnish with grinded garam masala powder and serve.
Enjoy this simply delicious curry with anything of your choice, chapati or rice.

This dish is definitely going to Priya's Flavours of Bengal event, started by Nayna of Simply Food
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18 comments:

  1. I just love love this combo ~ liked the addition of coconut, will try next time I make some :)
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  2. Looks yum ..I love this combo and should try your method

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  3. Lovely baingan..looks just yummy!!!

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  4. One of my favourite combo, delicious masala aloo begun, can have it with anything..

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  5. Aloo baingan looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful preparation.

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  6. Alol-begun looks so tempting and superb..

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  7. Awesome combo...This really looks so yummy and tempting...

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  8. lovely baingan sabji...loved the twist you have given here...
    Have a nice weekend

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Lovely sabji..drool worthy,love the combo.

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  10. Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe

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  11. Thank you all, nice to see that you all like it, try it and let me know

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  12. Hey Indrani,
    I love the bong style dishes...the more the merrier :P
    Love the look of it...would want to make it soon to impress my hubby ;)

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  13. Sure, Suparna..wish u all the best

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  14. Its really very yummy recipe...i will definitely try it..thanks for share us...n hope will see more bangali recipe...

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  15. blog is very informative and gracefully..your guideline is very good.Thank you...
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