Brinjal Masala



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Weight 350 g

Brinjal Masala, also known as Baingan Masala, is a delicious Indian dish that features eggplant (brinjal) as the main ingredient. Here’s a breakdown of the typical content:

  1. Eggplant (Brinjal):
    • The star of the dish, eggplant, is usually cut into cubes or slices. Different varieties of eggplant can be used, each contributing its unique texture and flavor.
  2. Aromatics:
    • Onions, Garlic, and Ginger: These form the aromatic base of the dish, providing a savory foundation.
  3. Spices:
    • Whole Spices: Common choices include cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and sometimes fenugreek seeds for tempering.
    • Ground Spices: A blend of ground spices such as turmeric, coriander, cumin, garam masala, and red chili powder add depth and flavor to the dish.
  4. Tomatoes:
    • Tomatoes are often used to create a base for the masala, providing a tangy and slightly sweet flavor.
  5. Herbs:
    • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro): Used for garnish, fresh coriander adds a burst of freshness to the finished dish.
  6. Oil or Ghee:
    • Mustard oil or ghee is commonly used for cooking, enhancing the overall richness of the dish.

Cooking Method:

  1. Tempering: The dish usually starts with tempering whole spices in hot oil or ghee. This releases the flavors into the oil.
  2. Aromatics: Chopped onions, garlic, and ginger are added and sautéed until golden brown, creating a flavorful base.
  3. Spices: Ground spices are added to the mix, creating a rich and aromatic spice blend.
  4. Tomatoes: Chopped or pureed tomatoes are added to create a saucy base for the dish. The tomatoes are cooked until they break down and blend into the masala.
  5. Eggplant: The eggplant pieces are added to the masala and cooked until they become tender. The goal is often to achieve a soft and creamy texture.
  6. Simmering: The dish is simmered to allow the flavors to meld and the eggplant to absorb the spices.
  7. Garnish: Fresh coriander is commonly used for garnish just before serving, adding a pop of color and freshness.

Brinjal masala can be served with rice or Indian bread like naan or roti. The combination of spices, tomatoes, and the unique texture of eggplant makes it a flavorful and satisfying vegetarian dish. Have you ever tried making or eating Brinjal Masala?

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