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Khatta Meetha Baigan (Sweet Sour Brinjals)

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  Brinjals 1⁄2 Kilogram (Preferably The Plumper Variety)
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Onion 4 , finely sliced
  Green chilies 2 , deseeded and finely sliced
  Coriander 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tamarind 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Soaked In 4-5 Tablespoons Water)
  Jaggery 1 Tablespoon (Soaked With The Tamarind)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Wash the brinjals and slice thickly into rings.
Sprinkle salt all over them and leave to drain for about 1/2 an hour.
Heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the drained and dried brinjal slices in it till they're golden brown.
They will be cooked through too by then/Remove from the oil and keep aside.
Check the quantity of oil and increase or decrease as needed.
You should keep just about 2-3 tablespoons in the pan.
Into this oil, drop the cinnamon.
Let it start to turn colour.
Add the onions and fry light brown.
Add the chillies, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, and garam masala and stirring continuously, fry for a few seconds.
Push the tamarind and jaggery pulp through a strainer and add the extract to the pan (the seeds may be discarded).
Simmer the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
Add the brinjals to the pan, stir to coat evenly and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 376 Calories from Fat 259

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g45.1%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 132.7 mg5.5%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.7%

Sugars 15.6 g

Protein 3 g6.5%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 43.2%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 7.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Khatta Meetha Baigan (Sweet Sour Brinjals) Recipe