Doi Begun is a very popular Bengali vegetarian dish. This is one of the special item my mother prepares whenever I visit my native.I used to relish that very much. That is why I made this preparation on that special day of poila boisakh.
Brinjal or Eggplant (round) 1 large
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Green chili (slitted) 3
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
Curd 200 gms
Salt ( as per taste)
Sugar 1 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves (Chopped)
1. Cut Brinjal into round pieces and add turmeric powder and salt . Mix it well and keep it for marinate .
2 Heat oil in a pan and fry those brinjal pieces until it becomes soft and turn brownish yellow.
3.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seed. When seeds splutters, add ginger paste and fry for a couple of minute. Add chopped green chili, turmeric powder, red chili powder and little water. Fry the masala for sometime and then switch reduce the flame. Now beat the curd (yogurt)with salt and sugar and add gently to the masala. Stir gently for a couple of minutes.
4. Add fried brinjal pieces. Mix it with the gravy and cover it. Let it cook for another couple of minutes. Add Chopped coriander leaves. Remove from fire.
Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with hot plain rice.
Going for the "Flavors of Bengal" event and Nayanas event.