Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Brinjal Raita-Vegetable of the week event

One of the vegetable that I simply love for the bright & vibrant purple color (Brinjal). The creamy vegetable tastes almost like a butter for me :) the only drawback it absorbs all the cooking oil, for that reason, I just salt the cut brinjal and rinse it (to prevent drinking my oil)
We almost make many dishes from gravy, dry curry, rice etc…but this one is simple & easy version of Raita/pachadi.

Brinjal raita

Ingredients:

Brinjal : 1 Long variety
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Salt : as required
Garam masala : 1/ 2 tsp
Oil: 1 or 2 tsp

For Raita:

Curd/Yogurt: 1 cup
Minced onion: ¼ Optional
Salt: per ur taste
Chilli pwder: a pinch to sprinkle

Method
Slice thinly the brinjal, sprinkle some salt and let it rest for 10 min and rinse it ( Will prevent absorbing oil and remove any bitterness) or skip it if ur lazy and end up making high calorie raita version :)
Mix the chilli powder & Garam masala , and little salt to the brinjal . Marinate for 10 min.
Heat a skillet with oil, arrange the brinjal and fry it

To make the raita
Beat the curd with salt and add the minced onion. Take a bowl start a layer of brinjal, pour the curd /yogurt mixer, again start with another layer of brinjal sprinkle with chilli powder and keep refrigerated until serving.

Brinjal raita can be served with any biryani or pulao.

The Brinjal raita goes to Pooja event "vegetable of the Week"





15 comments:

Kalai said...

Creative and delicious idea, Cham! :)

Pooja said...

Lovely entry Cham. its such a innovative idea. this looks lovely , Will try it for sure and let you know .
thanks a lot for sharing and participating with a creative entry indeed.
hugs to you .

Uma said...

wow, such a lovely recipe! very creative entry, Cham! Pic looks great.

Dhivya said...

Wnderful and simple raita cham:)...Check out my new blog...a small surprise is waiting for u

easycrafts said...

Lovely idea cham...

Cham said...

Kalai:Thanks 4 u Support Kalai :)
Pooja When i want to cook 4 ur event. I always end up with something creative like ur title :)
Uma:Different than usual raita...
Dhiv: U r keep sending me surprises. I am really happy that my recipe came out so good and Congrats for ur second blog with my spicy recipe.
Easycraft: Thank u so much.

Lavanya Raj said...

Raita looks so great..want to taste it........

Asha said...

YUM! If you use non-stick pan, just a little oil will do. I made the same without yogurt today!:)

Happy cook said...

What a wonderful dish you have made with brinjal

Vanamala said...

Good looking raita cham .....

Cham said...

Lavanya-Asha-Happy cook-Vanamala:Thanks 4 ur comments.

Seema said...

Nice one, looks yum!

vandana rajesh said...

nice and very innovative raita. It is very different. would definitely give it a try.
Have received a recipe exchange mail, would like to forward the link to you. Would you kindly forward me ur email id.
My id
vandanarajesh2@gmail.com

Namratha said...

This looks yummy Cham, esp the browned Brinjal...drool!

Cham said...

Thank u Vandana & Namratha