Today I am sharing with you a simple side dish recipe made with Eggplant (Begun). It is Eggplant Manchurian. I made this unique dish in Bengali style. It is a delicious dish and very quick and easy to prepare. If you have small amount of eggplant in hand, you can easily make the dish.
Cooking time – 30 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Eggplant (medium) – 1 (cut into cubes)
2.Onion (large) – 1 (chopped)
3.Finely chopped garlic – 1 tsp.
4.Finely chopped ginger – 1/2 tsp.
5.Slit green chilly – 6.
6.Capsicum – 1 (chopped). It is optional.
7.Chopped onion laves – 4 tbsp.(optional)
8.Soya sauce – 1 tbsp.
9.Tomato sauce – 1/2 tbsp.
10.Salt to taste.
11.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
12.Turmeric powder – a pinch.(optional)
13.Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp.
14.Veg.oil – 1/2 cup.
15.Corn flour – 1 tbsp.
Soak the eggplant cubes in water for 10 to 15 minutes and drain.Dissolve corn flour in 1/2 cup of water, keep aside.
Ingredients(for the batter) –
1.Flour – 3 tbsp.
2.Corn flour – 3 tbsp.
3.Egg (beaten) – 1.
4.Ginger paste – 1/4 tsp.
5.Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Turmeric powder – a pinch.
7.Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp.
8.Soya sauce – 1 tsp.
9.Salt to taste.
In a large bowl add all the ingredients of the batter and mix well. To this add eggplant cubes and coat well. Heat oil in a frying pan, when hot reduce the heat. Add the coated eggplant cubes and fry till golden brown.Take out the fried cubes from the oil,keep aside.[Group eggplant cubes into 3 to 4 batches, fry each batch till golden brown].
In the remaining oil add onion,ginger,garlic,capsicum and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add turmeric,salt sugar,soya sauce,tomato sauce,pepper powder and green chilly. Saute for 1 minute. Add the corn flour batter,mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. Add eggplant cubes and onion leaves, mix well. cook for 2 minutes with stirring continuously.Remove pan from the heat.
Eggplant Manchurian is ready,serve as a side dish with fried rice/roti/paratha.