Thursday, September 8, 2011

Masala Baingan withYoghurt


When the fact that Ma is no more sank in I thought I would just put an end to It is tasty Ma for, where was Ma? But this blogging journey has been just wonderful particularly the interaction with fellow bloggers so I thought let me see whether I can continue it and SchmetterlingWords gave me further impetus by including my blog in her 7 links challenge

Life without mum is not easy, ironically I am the one who is not the healthy person and mum was supposedly the healthy one who took care of me. 

Ma once cooked baingan (aubergine) with yoghurt. It tasted real good, I asked my brother to photograph it but alas I did not take down the recipe. I kept thinking must take it down but the other dishes took precedence.
Ma's Masala Baingan

Recently I decided to cook the aubergine with yoghurt in my own way, it turned out quite good. It did not taste like mum’s for I added tomatoes which she hadn’t so here is the recipe.

Masala Baingan / Aubergine / Brinjal with Yoghurt

Ingredients:
  • 300 grams baingan/aubergine.
  • 2 medium sized onions.
  • One tomato.
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Kashmiri chilli powder to taste.
  • 2 ½ teaspoons coriander and cumin seed mix powder.
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt.
  • 2 to three tablespoons oil of your choice.
  • Salt to taste.
 
Method:
  • Wash and chop the aubergine into thick and long pieces, approximately 4 inches long.
  • Finely chop onions (lengthwise).
  • Heat oil in a wok or any vessel of your choice.
  • Add the aubergine and onions to the oil.
  • Stir and cook for a while.
  • In the meanwhile whisk the yoghurt in a bowl add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander cumin seed mix powder and mix well.
  • Chop the tomato and add to the aubergine, if you add salt at this stage it will help to soften the tomato. Stir well.
  • Add the yoghurt mixed with the powdered spices.
  • Stir well for a little while.
  • Add water and cover and cook till done.
When I tasted the dish it was slightly tangy as I had added tomato unlike mum, so I added a bit of sugar just a pinch and it helped neutralize the flavours.

This then is my first recipe on my blog without Ma.

20 comments:

  1. Maa er rannar moto taste je kichutei amra korte parina. darun hoeche Shilpidi.

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  2. Liebe Shilpi, es ist gut dich wieder mit einem Post zu sehen. Bitte bitte nicht aufgeben. Denk nicht daran, dass Ma nicht mehr da ist. Sie ist da. In irgendeiner Art ist sie immer mit dir da. Sei bitte nicht traurig, okay?

    Deine Masala Baingan sieht genauso lecker aus wie deine Ma's. Ich mag auch Tomate mit dem Masala verfeinert mit Zucker. Einfach lecker!!

    Ich warte auf deine 7 Links Post auch!! :)

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  3. looking wonderful. sounds delicious.nice clicks

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  4. wow delicious and yummy recipe...luks very tempting.

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  5. This is a simple and delicious recipe, Shilpi. I'm glad you've decided to continue blogging. I'm sure it would make your Ma happy.

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  6. Sayantanidi, thik i bolechhe amra joto chestai kori na keno ma er moto ranna test hobena. baigan masala looks really delicious and yummy....

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  7. Good to see you blogging again, Shilpi. Your mom would surely have wanted you to. This looks delicious. Got to try this some time.

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  8. Thanks everybody for the encouraging comments,I will try my best to keep this blog going.

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  9. Magics can't recreate some old charms....Khoob bhalo laglo dekhe ki tumi ei blog e contribute kora bondo koro ni. You dedicated this blog to Her remember?

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. That sounds really good, Shilpi. Baingan is a firm favourite with me - so whether it's bhaja, bharta, moussaka, or baba ghannous (or just about any other form of baingan) I am always eager to eat it! I have a nice big baingan lying in the fridge; will try this out this week.

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  11. What a nice way to remember Ma!! I will try this out since it is Ma's recipe..should be good

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  12. wow!! so touching recipe! awesome! do drop in when u get time and i would love ur thoguhts on mine too :).. do add urself to my friends group :) following u :)

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  13. I made this for dinner this evening, and the verdict was - delicioso! I liked it because it was easy also. The yogurt definitely adds a distinctive flavor.

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  14. @Lalitha: I cannot thank you enough for your kind words. I was very touched.

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  15. I shouldn't be eating too much brinjals, but love them since I left India.
    Can one take tomato puree instead of whole tomatoes?

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  16. @harveypam: I guess you can give it a try provided the puree is not too tangy but in that case I guess you can balance it out by adding some sugar. Hey, I think I should try it out.

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  17. I will surely try this out! And will tell you how it turned up! I love brinjals!

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