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Hyderabadi Achari Baigan (Spicy Picklish Eggplant)


Hyderabadi Achari Baigan is a super yummy dish. The key ingredients of this  preparation are an Achar  which makes this dish so delicious and the curd which gives it a thick and creamy gravy.

Ingredients:

Baigan or brinjal or eggplant: 1 cup, chopped in square pieces
Onions: one medium sized, finely chopped
Green chilies: 1-2, finely chopped
Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Red chilli achar (pickle)  masala: 1 tsp
Curd: 1 cup
Tomatoes: one small, finely chopped
Turmeric powder (Haldi): ½ tsp
Coriander powder(dhania): ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Cooking oil

Directions:

  • Cut brinjal into small square pieces.
  • Heat oil in a  kadhai and fry brinjal pieces. Keep the fried brinjal aside.
  • Marinate the  fried brinjal pieces  in curd mixed with aachar masala for 10 minutes.
  • Heat little oil in kadhai.
  • Add green chilies and chopped onions. Fry onions till they turn brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Fry till golden brown.
  • Add haldi, dhania powder and salt.
  • Add chopped tomato  and cook till they completely softens up.
  • Now add marinated brinjal. Curd may leave some water but keep stiring till all the water evaporates.
  • Garnish with lots of chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with paratha.

Serves/Makes:  2-3

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