|Baingan Bhaja (Crispy Eggplant Fritters)|
This is one of my n hubby’s favorite side dish, quick, easy and scrumptious. This is also the first recipe for which I cannot provide the properly decorated picture as it was gone/consumed before I could even get a chance to plate them all :)) So here’s the one that I clicked while it looked so gorgeous n still cooking in the pan !!!
Serving Suggestion: This is a side dish and can be served along with entrée & rice.
1 Large Eggplant – (I’m using a round eggplant, you can use any
shape n size.)
1 Cup Bread Crumb
Mixture – you can use homemade OR storebought
½ Cup All purpose flour
3 Tbsp Rice Flour – you can use homemade OR storebought
2 Tsp Cumin Powder
1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) – If you don’t have this, use 2Tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Red
2 Tsp Salt
(As per your taste)
5 Tbsp Water
3 Tbsp Oil
- In a medium bowl, add
rice flour, all purpose flour, bread crumb, turmeric, cumin powder, red chili, mango
powder, salt, water and make a thick paste. Keep Aside.
- Cut 0.5inch thick round
pieces of the eggplant. This will give total of 10 pieces.
- Heat the large
nonstick pan on high, dab oil and reduce heat to medium.
- Now take 1 round
piece of eggplant, dip it into the batter making sure it’s evenly coated on
both side and put it on the heated pan.
- After 2min, turn to
the other side and cook for 2min. Check both the sides to make sure they are
evenly golden brown.
- Continue step 4 and
5 till all eggplant pieces are cooked.
- Serve Hot.