Tuesday, March 22, 2011

'Spicy' Brinjal Flat beans Curry ( Baingan Papdi Subzi)

The reason why I have put 'Spicy' within quotes is becoz I had forgotten the taste of Spiciness,
may be 2 -3 years...one reason being my Hrishi who is just 2 yrs and my hubby also is not a big fan of spicy food. 
So I have a habit of having 1-2 green chillies with whatever I eat, be it roti or rice...also its healthy to have green chilli as it has Vitamin C to protect us from cold!!
Anyways, now I come to the point that I made spicy Brinjal flat beans curry as I have not yet started feeding brinjal to my kid. It came out 'good' spicy and yummy, the secret ingredient was ground ginger and mustard to the curry. This time I did not have green chilli, just enjoyed my subzi with white rice and papad.
Here goes the recipe! 

Brinjal - 6 nos - roughly cut into 4
Val papdi - Frozen 2 cups
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp ( soaked in water for 1 hr and ground to paste)
Ginger - 1 small piece (ground to paste)
Salt to taste
For tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp grated
Green chilli -  3 -4 slit
Curry leaves - 3 -4
Red chilli - 1 -2
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Pressure cook Brinjal and Val Papdi for 2 whistles and Drain water, keep aside.

Heat Oil in pan and add mustard seeds, once it splutters, add all ingredients given under tempering.

Stir in the pressure cooked papdi and brinjal into the pan.
Add little oil and salt to ground mustard and mix with ground ginger - This is to avoid bitterness from mustard. 
Now add the mustard-ginger mixture to the pan followed by salt.
Fry for another 5 -6 minutes. 
Off the Stove and cover with lid.
The "Spicy" Brinjal Flat Beans Curry is ready to be served with roti or ghee rice.
Note: The mustard and ginger flavor in the curry gives yumm taste!!!Enzoy.

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  1. This is a yummy,spicy curry with eggplant...lovely one..

  2. Delicious spicy eggplant curry love the addition of flat beans.

  3. First time to ur blog n amaze to see ur recipe collections....Looks very delicious...

  4. I love spicy food and this curry looks delicious..nice n new combo :)

    US Masala

  5. Slurp, wat a fingerlicking curry,love the addition of beans in this delicious brinjal curry..

  6. very interesting combo,and a yummy curry too

  7. I ve been craving...Thanks for posting..am def making it this week..
    Tasty Appetite

  8. Brinjal and beans sounds like a great combo..looks yummy!

  9. Great dish,yummy with rice and rasam.

  10. A win-win combo dear! lovely dish

  11. This is new to me..very interesting combo...

  12. wow,
    lovely combo.. I too love spicy food, but control my tongue becoz of the health reasons. But sometimes its fine.
    thanks for the entry

  13. This sure is very tempting and easy dish.

  14. Mochai and brinjal is very interesting combo....

  15. Hi, first time here, lovely blog, I'll folow yu so that I can learn more about Indian dishes :-)


  16. Yummy and delicious recipe.. Looks absolutely perfect.. First time here.. Nice and lovely blog !!

    Indian Cuisine

  17. sounds new to me...
    looks healthy and delicious...

    Glad to follow u

    check my space when u find time dear :)


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