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Dahi Baingan (Baingan Raita)

Raita is generally is a curd based side dish. There are a lot of varieties of raita prepared all over the country like cucumber raita, boondi raita, tomato raita . These goes great with biryani, pulao and lots of flavored rice.

Dahi baingan is another member of this family. It goes great with zeera rice, veg pulo, Kanika and a lot of more vegetarian meals.

Ingredients: 
  1. eggplant  : 1 large cut into long 1/3 inch slice
  2. Curd: 1 cup
  3. Green Chili: 2-3 sliced
  4. Curry Leaves: 5-6
  5. Garlic: 2 cloves crushed
  6. Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  7. cooking oil: 2 tbsp
  8. Salt: as per taste
  9. Sugar: 1 tsp
  10. Water: 1/2 cup
  11. oil for deep frying

Procedure:

Mix the eggplant slices with 1tsp of salt and let it marinate for 5 mins.
Fry the eggplant till golden and little crispy.
Drain and pat it using a kitchen towel.
In a bowl bite the curd into till its smooth and water, salt as per taste(keep in mind eggplant has salt in it which will infuse into curd after some time) and sugar and mix it.
In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds. As they stop cracking add green chili, curry leaves and crushed garlic. Fry till garlic is golden.
Add this to the bowl of curd and mix.
Add the fried eggplant to the curd mix.
Let it sit for 30 mins before serving, this lets the flavors infuse into each other.


As the beautiful festival for Diwali is a lot of people would be planning  a lot of parties for friends and family, and it would be mostly vegetarian for lot of people to would work as a great side dish.

Try this out and do let me know.
Till then happy blogging

Rakhee

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