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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Friday, March 6, 2009

To the 'gooni' JB...the Doi Begun!

I promised the fascinating JB of the wonderful blog, Emancipation of Eve, that I would chip in with a recipe for her yummy new food blog, every now and again...like once in a pink moon, or something. Well, the pink moon doth shine and since she asked me about a particular 'doi begun' (brinjals with yogurt/curds) recipe, which I happened to mention in the comments section, I thought, 'Why not?'

So JB my dear, this one's for you...

DOI BEGUN
There are two ways of making this. For the conventional method you need:
small brinjals, cut lengthwise -- 500 gms
turmeric -- a pinch
oil -- for frying
ghee/butter -- 2 tbsp
chilli powder -- 1/2 tsp (optional)
jeera/cumin powder -- 2 tbsp (dry roast the jeera and make into powder)
salt -- to taste
sugar -- 1/2 tsp
  • Rub salt and turmeric on the cut brinjal pieces, fry, drain excess oil.
  • Whip together till smooth, the curds, salt and sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat ghee/butter and add the fried brinjal pieces.
  • Add the curds. Stir and mix well.
  • Let it simmer gently on a low flame for ten minutes.
  • Before removing from fire, add the jeera powder and red chilli powder.
  • Serve with rice.

Now for the unconventional method, which my MIL often makes:

The ingredients are the same.

  • Rub salt and turmeric on the brinjal pieces, fry, drain excess oil.
  • Whip together till smooth, the curds, salt, sugar, jeera powder and chilli powder.
  • In the deep serving dish, arrange the fried brinjal pieces.
  • Pour the curds over it.
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of cummin powder and red chilli powder.
  • Serve with parathas or the Bengali favourite...luchis!! (puris made from maida)

There you go JB! I hope you enjoy it!

4 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

this sounds totally tasty and not so difficult!

ok! now considering i am a super doofus when it comes to cooking, the frying and subsequent 2mins of cooking will actually "cook" it right?!

i dont have to pre cook and then fry or some such thing?

i have too much baingan at home and in no mood to have standrad fare! so this is very timely indeed!

and i have given my email id in the previous post and waiting! :p

cheers!

abha

Eve* aka JB said...

:D oho, oho...gooni is it? hahaha too cute and very adorable...will be trying this one soon....especially on unsuspecting Aussies!!!

Monika,Ansh said...

sounds yummy M4.

Piper .. said...

hmm..sounds easy enough, though begun isnt my personal favourite! Post some more recipes please. I`m on a new cooking spree these days :)