Sunday, 8 April 2012

RAITA- WITH A BRINJAL TWIST

                

This is such a refreshing twist to the usual onion and cucumber raita.... a big hit with the children!! we make this so often at home....and we never get bored!......

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup plain yoghurt
3 tbsps water
smaller than a lime size, jaggery dissolved in little water
salt
3 small brinjals, cut in rounds
1/2 green chilli, cut coarsely
 6 curry leaves
oil for frying
1 pinch, jeera/cumin seeds
corriander leaves to garnish




PROCESS:
  • Pour the yoghurt in a medium sized bowl and mix the salt, green chilli, dissolved jaggery and water. Keep aside
  • fry the brinjal and turn off the flame when it starts changing colour. Drain 

  • Add the brinjal to the yoghurt.
  • In a separate frying pan add 1 tbsp oil. when its hot add the cumin seeds, curry leaves. When it starts spluttering turn off the heat and pour it into the yoghurt.
  • garnish with corriander leaves

  • serve chilled
note:
  •  for those who think they want to eat healthier, you can always grill the brinjals. Slice the brinjals , and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and grill for a few minutes.
  • its better to use the green brinjals for this recipe rather than the purple ones because thepurple ones might be a bit bitter.
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7 comments:

  1. Different and yummy raita. Nice idea of using fried eggplants. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
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  2. This is an awesome twist to the old raita. I like it:)

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  3. Looks really very yummy brinjal raita.
    maha

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  4. This really is an interesting twist! I am sure the crunchy fried brinjal must be a wonderful contrast to the creamy raita. Well done!
    And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely thoughts. Happy following you :)

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  5. Hi! Just stumbled upon your blog and love this raita. I recently made eggplant raita but with roasted ones. This looks very unique and delicious. Will be trying it out.

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  6. This is my favourite. My mom makes it all the time. Instead of frying, i'd also suggest for you to just spray/apply olive oil (optional) on the brinjal slices, and wrap them in foil- and bake it for 15 minutes. Tastes very heavenly with the raita. Cheers xx

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