Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dahi Baingan

Well I saw all these New Year resolutions posted I thought to myself - no resolutions, just good intentions - I will post regularly (at least 2 times a month). How difficult can that be ?  Hmmm Couldn't even post twice in the 1st month! Well the intentions are still good - so lets see...



Here is one of my favorite comfort food! I can eat Dahi Baingan anytime. The one here is the pure sinful one - deep fried version. I will post a guilt free version, later. While this dish is prepared in most states of India, the Oriya preparation is the one I make. It is very simple and amazingly forgiving - an additional pinch of this or that doesn't affect the overall taste of this dish!


Happy Saraswati Puja everyone!




Ingredients
1 Eggplant 
1 cup yogurt - well beaten


1 tea spoon Chili powder
1 tea spoon turmeric powder
1-2 tea spoon of Besan or Maida
1 tea spoon fried Jeera Powder
pinch of black salt (optional)
Salt to taste
1/2 inch grated ginger
1 tea spoon of mustard seeds
2-3 green chillies
sprig of curry leaves


How To
Cut the eggplant into thin long pieces. Sprinkle turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and Besan or Maida. (this prevents the eggplant from being too mushy when fried). Keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the eggplant pieces to a golden brown color and drain onto a paper towel.
Pour the yogurt into a serving dish and add salt , black salt and fried Jeera powder and mix well. Add water based on the consistency you like. I like mine a little watery...
Heat little oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add green chillies and grated ginger and curry leaves. 
Pour the above fried contents into the yogurt mixture. Add the eggplants to the yogurt mixture. Sprinkle some fried Jeera powder and red chili powder on top and enjoy!


74 comments:

  1. It's very new to me,but luks delicious and tempting...Have to try it out...

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  2. Happy Saraswati Puja to u too ..... Dahi Baigana is my all time fav. Looks delicious !!

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  3. This version is new to me Somoo .. the dahi is not cooked. Must try this sometime ... am sure it will be quicker. Your bowlful looks so soothing. :-)

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  4. Never tried baingan in dhahi.Nice recipe,I would love this combo!

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  5. Doi baingun looks quite refreshing and tasty.

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  6. thats a new version with uncooked dahi. love Dahi baingan and yours look refreshing.

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  7. we noramlly roast the baigan on the stove top and make raitha like this. but this sounds very nice and yummy

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  8. I haven't tried banigan with dahi. this sounds delicious.

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  9. Thanks all... Amazing how we all eat similar stuff with a slight twist. Glad I could present a different view!

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  10. Dahi baingan looks absolutely delicious dear. We (Tamilnadu) make a curry called morkulambu with brinjal , which is will taste similar to this. I will definitely try yours soon. Like your new year resolution....I can't stick to mine and it is still Feb:)

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  11. (contd...) Happy Saraswathy Pooja dear.

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  12. This looks a perfect comfort good dear, I might just opt baking instead of frying.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  13. @Viki - thanks.
    @Pari - just frying also works good. Haven't tried baking, but should be good too...

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  14. There u go again a new recipe for me..sounds brillant & looks yum!

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  15. This combo is new to me. looks delish :)

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  16. Hi somu....i tried this out yesterday!! Bahut bhala lagila!!

    Never thought that adding the besan could make such a difference!!

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  17. @authentic - thank you. Thats a real compliment coming from you! You make such awesome stuff...
    @All - thanks...

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  18. Dahi and baingan new combo to me...looks flavoursome....

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  19. Somoo... this looks really gr8...im really missing ur presence in blogging..

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  20. @Happy Cook and @Kitchen Flavours - thank you!
    @Lena - thanks dear! Sorry I am swamped at work!

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  21. I like it, very healthy way to eat brinjal

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  22. You're a wonderful cook and I'm following you with pleasure. I love Asian food as my husband is Japanese and we lived in India for 5 years and in Bangladesh for 5 years. I studied local cooking in those countries so now I make it often here in Sicily. Best regards from Sicily!

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  23. @Ciccia - thanks... Would love to hear about you too...

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  24. Dahi baingan is a very nice and interesting dish. Looks delicious and tempting.

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  25. Hi Somoo! This is my first time on your blog and I'm so pleased to find an Oriya kitchen in cyberspace! I was born and brought up in Bhubaneswar and grew up on a staple diet of Oriya food. On my blog too I have posted some of my favorite recipes from Oriya cuisine. Do take a look and tell me if they are authentic enuf :) Dish badhiya dekha jauchi! Am looking forward to following ur blog and browsing thru all your recipes...

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  26. @Swapna - thanks... You write very well too... Loved to browse your site...

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  27. Pl collect your award from my blog!

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  28. Wish you & your family a very Happy Holi.

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  29. WOW... this is so cool. really want to give a try.... YUM!

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  30. first tiem at your space.. you have nice collection of recipes.. Most of them are new toi me.. following you

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  31. Dear Somoo
    How are you? I like this dish and I am making it today but I am using Maida and not besan. I was off blog and did not see this.
    1st of all happy birthday to your son , God will bless him forever.
    I was in BBSR and Athgarh from 5th to 9th Feb , in fact I was in Ravenshaw college on Saraswati puja day. Boys and girls surrounded me with great excitement to meet some one who came after 45 years..in my time boys and girls in same class did not talk even ha ha.
    The Dahi Badas have changed , now they put 4 BaDas , alu dam and Ghugni together...how disappointing...but was tasty.
    Could not go to Cuttack chandi due to traffic jam..Cuttack remains same , like a dream but traffic has increased by 100s of times.
    Also I could not get the book by your MIL,,it was not in stock...my friend will get it for me.
    Bhala thiba and best wishes

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  32. first time here....dahi baingan looks really delicious...I too prepare it almost the same way !love ur space very much !


    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi dear, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care :)

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  34. Its been long time since you lasted posted? Hope everything is fine with you...I too have made dahi baigan and its one of my fav dishes now :)

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  35. hey Somoo!!! An award for you is waiting on my blog :) Looking forward to more exciting Oriya food as always from you!

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  36. Wow, what a great storehouse of recipes! Lot to learn from you, my dear friend! Shall visit again very soon. Do have a look at my blog as well!

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  37. HI Somoo, my first visit to your blog, and I must say I'm impressed ! Nice recipes you've got here...I have eaten some of the best Oriya dishes as my one time best friend was Oriya, and she's very far from me now :(...I miss her food sometimes, and now I know where to go when that happens - YOUR BLOG !!!

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  38. Hi Somoo, where and how are you? was wondering why dint hear from you for a long long time. hope things are all fine at your end. take care. love.

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  39. Sorry have been swamped at work... I will be back soon!

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  40. Made this recipe. Instead of frying, I did d shallow fry and skipped the tempering (for lack of time). Your recipe is great! It turned out to be great! I am going to make it many more times :)

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  41. Kira - so happy to hear that you tried it! Glad it turned out well and you liked it...

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  42. Hi there. This is my first time in ur space and absolutely loving the authentic oriya recipes given here. Glad to follow u. Do visit my space too whenever u get time :-)

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  43. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  44. first time here...got linked thru sayanti's site...! I was inspired to learn oriya recipes...and the very first fried brinjal in curd...looks ver tempting! Hope to learn more from ur site...

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  45. thanks Hyma, Kalyan and CinnamonNChillies!

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  46. wow...sounds lipsmacking...awesome version..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  47. Never thought of cooking baingan like this..lovely recipe

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  48. This is a totally new recipe to me! I was searching for Eggplant recipes (Eggplant is my hubby's first love!!!) and landed on your blog...You have a wonderful space out here...:) Shall visit again!

    -Divya
    http://www.tastyvegcooking.blogspot.com/

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  49. Almost same as my version, I add about 1-2 tsp of Garlic paste (Not the packed market version, Make a paste of one or two Garlics)..Here is a link (photo)..http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2432840073306&set=a.1533929041092.75149.1620804416&type=1&ref=nf

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  50. First time here...Wow this looks yummy…Going to try this out soon..Following ur blog straightaway..

    Do check my blog too..
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  51. one of my fav.. & delicious recipe.......

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  52. Hi Somu,
    This is a wonderful recipe of dahi baingan. Our blogger friend Mr. Ushnish Ghosh mailed me a link to this recipe when we were discussing it. Thanks to him , I am going to try it very soon. Would let you know.

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  53. @sangeeta - thanks... I am so glad you got this. let me know if you try it...

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