Hyderabadi cuisine is one of the most sought after taste. The rich aroma of spices and lovely combination of flavors are tempting to anyone. Hyderabad cuisine is generally mistaken as Non vegetarian. But there are plenty of yummy vegetarian dishes as well. Here’s a simple hyderabadi dish that will leave your fingers fragrant for long.
Craving some Hyderabad cuisine? Bagare Baingan to the rescue
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Small round brinjals – 8 (purple or green)
Onion (finely chopped) – 1
Tomato (finely chopped) – 1
Green chilly – 2
Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Groundnuts – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Grated fresh Coconut – 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds (white) – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 6 tbsp
First, roast groundnuts till crisp and keep aside. Roast sesame seeds till reddish and keep aside. Once they cool, grind with little water and grated coconut into fine paste.  In a wok, add oil. Slit brinjals into 4 pieces until the stalk but not till end. The brinjals should stay in shape with deep cuts. Check for worms. Add these to the heated oil in wok. On medium flame, keep turning them and make sure they are well roasted on all sides. Now take them out and spread on blotting paper.
In the same oil, add onions and fry till golden brown. Now add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy. Add slit green chillies along with it. Add ginger garlic paste and give a good stir. Now add ground paste and mix well.
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Add water to adjust consistency. Now add roasted brinjals and mix lightly. Let the mixture boil for 3-5 minutes on low flame.  After this give a good mix. Enjoy Bagare Baingan with chapathi, roti, phulka or steamed rice.