Chatpata Baingan(Brinjal)


preparation time: 5 mins
cook time: 10 mins
total time: 15 mins
cuisine: Indian
serve: 4


250 grams or 10-12 baby brinjal (baingan)
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped without seeds
1 chilli, chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 pinch  of asafoetida ( Hing)
1 tsp garam masala
1.5 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 lemon juice
2 tbsp mustard oil
coriander leaves for garnishing

How to Cook:

Step 1: Wash the baby brinjals.  Don’t remove the stem. Slit them into four slices keeping the slices attached to the stem. Fill little salt and chilli powder in the slit brinjals. Keep aside for a minute.
Step 2: Heat the oil in a kadhai/pan. Add fennel and cumin seeds and saute for few seconds. Now add asafoetida, onion and chopped chilli and saute for a minute. when onion gets brown colour then put ginger-garlic paste and saute it again. Now add turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Add slit brinjals and mix well. Cook it on the medium flame for 5 mins. Now add chopped tomato and lemon juice mix well and cook it till brinjals become soft. Now add garam masala and saute again for 2 minutes. Baby brinjal is ready for serving. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rice and roti.