Recipe Name: Doi Begun Recipe ( Bengali Style)
Description: So today I have yet another recipe from the Bengali cuisine to share with you – Doi begun! Doi means yogurt and begun is eggplant/aubergines/brinjal in the Bengali dialect! This is a pretty simple, straightforward dish, where fried eggplant pieces are cooked in a spicy, sour and delicious yogurt curry, with a tiny hint of sweetness!
Prepration Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serving: 3 serving
Ingredents Doi Begun Recipe ( Bengali Style)
- Eggplant (350 grsm )
- Ginger Paste (1 tbsp )
- Yogurt (1/2 cup )
- Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (1 tsp )
- Coriander Powder (1 tsp )
- Turmeric Powder (1 tsp )
- Mustard Seeds (1 tsp )
- Sugar (1 tsp )
- Coriander Leaves (handful )
- Green Chilies (3 )
- Mustard Oil (2 tbsp )
- Salt (to taste )
Instructions to make Doi Begun Recipe ( Bengali Style)
Preheat the oven to 375 F.Wash and pat dry the eggplant. Cut into 1/2 inch rounds, marinate with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt. Brush with mustard oil and bake for about 25 minutes until cooked and brown, turning sides midway.
In a bowl mix all the red chilli powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, coriander powder, and sugar along with the curd. Mix well and add 1/2 cup water, mix to make a lump free smooth paste. Heat oil in medium heat in a heavy bottomed pan, drop in the mustard seeds. Once they splutter add in the ginger paste and saute until the raw aroma goes away.
Take the pan off the heat, after about a minute, pour in the curd mixture mixing continuously. Transfer the pan back on the stovetop, and cook until oil separates. This will take about 2-4 minutes. Add the green chilies , mix well.
Add in the eggplant.C ook until it has soaked in some gravy. Check for seasonings, adjust with salt if required. Once done garnish with cilantro leaves! Serve with rice or any other flatbread.
Instructions Doi Begun Recipe ( Bengali Style)
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