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Friday, August 8, 2008

Eggplant (Brinjal | Badanekayi) Raitha (Mosaru Gojju | Bajji) | ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿ(ಗುಳ್ಳ) ಮೊಸರು ಗೊಜ್ಜು (ಬಜ್ಜಿ)

Smoked Eggplant with Yogurt Seasoning

2 medium sized Eggplant (Brinjal)  |  ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿ (Preferred: Gulla or American Eggplant)
2 - 4 Green Chillies  |  ಹಸಿಮೆಣಸು
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves  |  ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು
2 cups Curd (Yogurt)  |  ಮೊಸರು
1 cup Milk  |  ಹಾಲು (Optional)
Salt to taste  |  ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು
4 - 5 Buttermilk Chillies  |  ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಮೆಣಸು (ಬಾಳಕ್ಕು ಮೆಣಸು)  or  1 - 2 broken Red Chillies | ಕೆಂಪು ಮೆಣಸಿನ ತುಂಡು
1 tsp Mustard seeds  |  ಸಾಸಿವೆ
Big pinch of Asafoetida  |  ದೊಡ್ಡ ಚಿಟಿಕೆ ಇಂಗು
2 strands Curry leaves  |  ಕರಿ ಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು
3 - 4 tsp Oil  |  ಎಣ್ಣೆ


Apply little amount of oil over the eggplant, prick it using a knife/fork. Cook it over the hot charcoal / gas flame / microwave/ oven for about 5-6 mins. (For Oven, please refer the procedure as specified in "Badanekayi Khara Gojju" recipe.)

Remove the outer skin of eggplant and mash them into small pieces using a spatula as shown in the picture below. Chop the coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put mashed eggplant, chopped coriander leaves in a vessel. Mash the green chillies, add curd, salt and mix well. If curd is sour, add required amount of milk and mix well.

Put mustard seeds, buttermilk chillies and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder and keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and then add it to Gojju. 

Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice | Rice Items | Paratas.

Tips (ಸಲಹೆ):
 * Applying little oil to the Eggplant before burning will enhance the flavour
 * Pricking the Eggplant before burning will reduce the chance of bursting
 * If the Raitha is sour, add required amount of Milk
 * ಸುಡುವ ಮೊದಲು ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಹಚ್ಚುವುದರಿಂದ ಪರಿಮಳ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುತ್ತದೆ
 * ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿಯನ್ನು ಚೂರಿಯಿಂದ ಇರಿಯುವುದರಿಂದ ಸುಡುವಾಗ ಸಿಡಿಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ
 * ಮೊಸರು ಹುಳಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ, ಬೇಕಿದ್ದಷ್ಟು ಹಾಲು ಹಾಕಿ


An Indian's Makeup Blog said...

Nice and simple recipe! Comforting during this hot summer. I love yogurt!!

Unknown said...

I tried it ...superb recipe