Begun Bhaja/Baingan Bhaja combined with Tomato Salsa
Just while browsing through my recipes I had realized I have posted any Bengali cuisine whereas I make one of them regularly at home. So today i Just while browsing through my recipes I had realized I have posted any Bengali cuisine whereas I make one of them regularly at home. So today I am posting a starter or even you can say it’s a side dish to go along with rice, Begun Bhaja or Baingun Bhaja. Baingan/begun means Eggplant and Bhaja means roasted, so note down how to make it.
Category: Starter/Side Dish
- 1 large eggplant (baingan/begun) cut into half inch round slices
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder/hadli
- 1 tsp dried mango/amchur powder (optional)
- rice flour as required to roll the slices
- salt as required
- mustard oil or any oil cooking oil for frying
For the Tomato Salsa we need:
- 2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lb), stems removed, finely diced
- ½ onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp jalapeño chilli (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely chopped
- Juice of one lime
- 1tsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Roasted cumin powder to sprinkle(optional)
Chop up 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes. Be very careful while handling these hot peppers. If you can, avoid touching them with your hands.
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Check the taste if salsa is too hot add some extra tomatoes.
I hope you liked today’s new creation at Aps Kitchen,
Till then Happy Cooking.