Baingan is also known as Brinjal or eggplant. Baingan ka raita is very different raita as compared to other raitas. So try the easy recipe of Baingan raita shown below.
Ingredients for Baingan Raita:
1 Medium sized brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant)
1 cup yoghurt (Dahi)
1 t-spoon sugar, powdered
1/2 t-spoon roasted ground cumin (Jeera)
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 t-spoon salt
1/2 t-spoon kala namak (if not available, then take salt instead)
1/4 t-spoon black pepper (Kali mirch)
1/4 t-spoon red chillies powder (lal mirch)
1/4 t-spoon chat masala (Optional)
10-15 fresh coriander leaves (Dhaniya patti)
1 t-spoon lemon juice (nimbu)
2 table-spoon mint leaves, finely chopped (Pudina)
How to make Baingan Raita:
- Roast the Baingan on open heat on gas or in Microwave. Roast until fumes starts coming out from its skin and it gets wrinkled up. Then, put Baingan in cold water and start removing its burnt skin. Take peeled Baingan in a bowl and mash it properly, Keep it aside.
- Take a medium sized bowl and add yogurt to it. Mash it with a blender or madani until it gets smooth. Add water and remaining ingredients except Baingan and again mix them well.
- Now, add Baingan to it and mix it again. Refrigerate Baingan Raita for 1/2 hour
- Before serving, garnish Baingan Raita with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve chilled