Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Baingan ki kadhi ( Eggplant in yogurt gravy)

This kadhi becomes flavourful because of the use of Panch Phoron( mixture of five kinds of seeds).


10-12 baby brinjals cut length wise
1 1/2 cup yogurt
2 tbsp gram flour (besan)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp onion seeds
4 dried red chillies (broken into halves)
handful of curry leaves
a dash of asafoetida
salt to taste


In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, gram flour, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste and 2 cups of water. Set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add brinjal pieces and saute on medium heat till soft and cooked. Remember the brinjals should retain shape. Drain and set aside.
In the same pan add 2 tbsp oil, add fennel, mustard, cumin, fenugreek and onion seeds. When the seeds start spluttering add red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. To this add the yogurt mixture and stir. Cook, till the kadhi thickens, stirring continously.
Add sauteed brinjals and bring the kadhi to boil.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.


Vegetarian Zest said...

Hi Sharmi, This reecipe of yours looks mouth watering. I have never tried tried kadhi with eggplants...this has to be tried.

Shama Nagarajan said...

too tempting dear

Ms.Chitchat said...

Sounds very tasty,would give ur version a try.

Unknown said...

Hey Sharmi,

Love the addition of yoghurt...Stop by my blog when you find time...:)


sanjeeta kk said...

Baigan in Kadi sounds interesting, Sharmi. I add okra and other veggies, should try this one too.
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Rajani said...

Looks yumm..Is the use of ginger garlic paste to kadhi usually done?Pardon ignorance.

Sharmi said...

@ Rajani, I too never used to add the G-G paste, but read somewhere that it gives a nice flavour, its purely optional. it does not effect the kadhi taste much!

Priya Suresh said...

That s tempting and delicious dish, never tried baingain in kadhi, cant wait to try..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Baingan is one of my fav veggie. The dish looks so inviting.You are tagged. Please visit my space for the questionnaire. Pass it to others and keep the ball rolling..

Finla said...

Delicious looking curry , wish i had now pipping hot rice and this curry.

Unknown said...

looks nice...never made this...will try it soon!

Manasi said...

I lioke the idea of panch phoron in kadhi... eggplant.. I will pass :)
Looks great, I love kadhi and I will try ith PP!

Unknown said...

wow, wow, wow, amazing. Kadhi is our family favorite and this is just another delicious variety.

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Looks and sounds so delicate and flavorsome!

Priya Sreeram said...

super--looks so inviting n flavourful !

sra said...

I've eaten this just once!

AJ said...

Delicious kadhi!! Love the baugan in it.

Shveta said...

I always add ginger-garlic to my kadhi and panch poron too but eggplant addition is something new. I'll give it a try.

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Dori said...

Every eggplant recipe I see is one I want to try! Yum!