Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baingan ( Brinjal fry )

Yet another post and that assures me that this time I AM dedicated to the task at hand…In fact, I even dream about food and blogs now :) ….

This time, its a very simple, easy and minimum ingredients recipe which can be stirred up in a jiffy. I am not a brinjal lover. But when it comes to baingan fry, I don't complain and so does my family. I don't normally get the fat round varieties of brinjal here, where I live..So, I used the small long varieties instead. This dish goes very well with dal rice and that is what we had for dinner yesterday… Dal, rice, baingan fry, pickle and yoghurt…yummylicious !!!

So, during those busy days when you are hard pressed for time but need to make some side dish or use up those limp brinjals in the fridge, baingan fry is the answer :)

Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients :

Brinjals ( preferably the round variety )  -  250 gms
Red chilli powder  - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder  - 1/2 tsp
Rice flour  -  to coat the pieces
Salt - to taste
Oil  -  for shallow frying.

Method :

1.  Wash and pat dry the brinjals. If using the round fat varieties, cut into  roundels or cut into long
     strips , if using the long varieties ( like I have )
2.  Make a paste of red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt using little water.
3.  Rub the paste evenly over all the brinjal pieces and marinate for a while ( about half an hour )
4.  Coat the pieces with the rice flour and shake off the excess flour.
5.  Heat oil for shallow frying in a tawa / griddle. Now, add the brinjal pieces one by one and shallow
     fry on both sides till done. ( you can also deep fry the brinjal pieces ).
6.  Serve hot as an accompaniment to, well, almost any meal.


  1. Thank you so much for sending that click Creative :) Great shot and the fry looks so yum!

    PS: Great that you are getting much interested in 'the task at hand' :) You know you are a dedicated food blogger when you dream of food and blogs ;)He he :)

  2. Thank you Priya…It is feedback like this that keeps me motivated :)

  3. Hi Creative,

    The Round Up for Colour Me Purple (And Blue and Violet!) has been published. You can see it at The Humpty Dumpty Kitchen.

    Thank you so much for participating and hope to see you this month for Colour Me Pink :)

  4. Beautiful pictures in the roundup Priya…eagerly looking forward to the next one :)

  5. So true some veggies sit inside the fridge for their chance to be called they limp and wrinkle in the meantime.What a nice way of adding rice flour to straighten them up.
    Love this blog font.:)

  6. Thank you Meena and Disha…It sure is a great way to make a quick, easy and not to mention, a tasty side dish !! Do try it :)