Baingan Tikka Curry । Brinjal Tikka curry
It is a recipe which will even be enjoyed by the people who doesn't prefer having Brinjal
Ingredients for Bengan Tikka Curry
- Brinjal - 1 (300 gms)
- Tomato - 3 (Desi tomato = 2 + Bombay = 1) (300 gms)
- Green chilli - 2
- Ginger baton - 1 inch
- Chickpea flour - ¼ cup (4 tbsp)
- Curd - ¼ cup
- Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
- Coriander powder - 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
- Garam Masala - ¼ tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1.25 tsp
- Oil - 4 to 4 tbsp
- Water - ¾ cup
How to make Bengan Tikka Curry
For the Tikka
Take 300 gms of Brinjal, remove its green stalk and wash it. Chop it into the larger sized pieces. Take a bowl, add ¼ cup of curd, 1/4 cup of chickpea flour, a 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, a 1/2 teaspoon of red chilli powder, a 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder, 1/4 teaspoon of Garam Masala to it and mix them well.
Add the chopped pieces in the Masala mixture and mix well for the marination. Keep it aside to set for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, preheat a non-stick pan. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in the pan and place the marinated pieces on it to fry. Fry them on the low medium flame until they appear brown from the bottom.
Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes and then check it. Flip them when they appear light brown from the bottom. Cook it for 3 - 4 minutes from another side too. The brinjal Tikka has cooked after 4 minutes so we will remove them on the plate.
For the curry
Add 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan and heat it. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a paste of 3 tomatoes, 2 green chillies, an inch of the ginger baton to it.
Cook it on the medium flame and add a teaspoon of coriander powder, a ½ teaspoon of red chilli powder to it. Roast the Masala mixture until oil separates from it and there is a soothing fragrance. Stir the Masala mixture in intervals and cook for 5 minutes.
Add a tablespoon of dry fenugreek leaves to it. Add the Tikka Masala mixture to it and roast for a while. Add ¾ cup of salt, some finely chopped green coriander to it. Add Brinjal Tikka to it and cook for a minute after it has boiled.
The Brinjal Tikka curry is ready to be served after a minute. Garnish it will finely chopped green coriander. You can serve it with Chappati, Paratha, Naan and rice. The prepared amount of the curry is enough for 3-4 members of a family.
You can increase or decrease the quantity of red chilli powder according to your taste.
You can add onion or garlic after roasting the cumin seeds. Roast them until they appear light pink. Add rest of the spices in the same manner and make the gravy.
You can decide the consistency of the gravy according to your taste.
You can skip dry fenugreek leaves according to your taste.
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