Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) | How to make Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad)

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About Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad)

Different and healthy way to have eggplants especially during the hot season

Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Indian. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 30 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) by Mayuri Patel in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) at your home without any difficulties. Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad) is one of the representative dishes of Indian which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People
Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad)

Ingredients to make Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad)

  • 1 large (approx 350g) eggplant (brinjal)
  • 2 cups fresh plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • ½ - 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 4-6 fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • A generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Oil for greasing
  • For tempering (vaghar):
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ - 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 dry red chilli

How to make Baigan Raita (Eggplant Yogurt Salad)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Wash the eggplant, cut off the stem part and cut it into half.
  3. Place the eggplant halves on the sheet, cut side down. Brush oil over the eggplant. Roast the eggplant in the oven for 25- 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggplant from the oven. The flesh should have becomes soft. Let the eggplant cool a bit. Peel off the skin. Mash the eggplant lightly.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan over low to medium heat. Add fenugreek and then mustard and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion and stir fry till it becomes a bit soft.
  6. Add garlic and chopped chilli. Stir fry for a few seconds. Add the fried mixture to the mashed eggplant. Add yogurt, coriander and salt to the mixture. Mix well.
  7. Tempering:
  8. Heat oil in a small pan over low heat. It should not be smoking hot. Add the dry chilli and then chilli powder. Immediately pour the mixture over the raita.
  9. Serve the raita immediately or put it in the fridge to chill it.
My Tip: Add chopped grapes or pomegranate seeds (arils) to make the raita more appealing. Have it on its own as a salad.

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