Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chokh Vangun (Kashmiri khatte baigan)

Baby eggplants cooked in a mildly spiced tamarind gravy

Chokh Vangun- is a very popular kashmiri style brinjal curry,cooked in a spicy and sour is flavoured with fennel seed powder and ginger powder .kashmiri  food is famous for it's use of aromatic ,flavourful and rich spices .

Prep time-5 min
Cooking time-10 min

  • Baby eggplants-10
  • Tamarind pulp-2 tbls
  • Fennel seed(saunf) powder-2 t.s
  • Ginger powder-1 t.s
  • Kashmiri chilli powder- 2 t.s
  • Turmeric powder-1 /4 t.s
  • Asafoetida-1/4 t.s
  • Salt-1 t.s
  • Oil- 2tbls
  1. Wash and wipe the brinjals well, make 2 slit lengthwise ,take care not  to chop off the steam portion .
  2. Heat oil in pan and deep fry brinjals on medium flame to a deep red colour.keep aside
  3. Mix asafoetida in 1 tbls of water.
  4. Heat 2 tbls oil in a pan,add chilli powder and then add asafoetida water..
  5. Now add  tamrind pulp and 3/4 glass of water.(if you want more gravy then add 1 glass water)
  6. When it start boiling add turmeric,ginger powder,  fennel powder and salt.
  7. Add fried brinjals and cover and simmer for 5 minutes .or till cooked well.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander
Serving suggestions-serve with paratha.poori aur rice


meena said...

i have been to kashmir but never tasted this, of course it was ages ago when i went there. but this looks good

PT said...

i like eggplant recipes and this one is awesome.. mouthwatering clicks..

Akila said...

Looks lovely n inviting

Shri said...

One of my favourites; 3 years since I made this recipe and posted it! :-)

Subhie Arun said...

wow..this is new to me..drooling,..n yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

looks super rich gravy..Mouthwatering ...

Hamaree Rasoi

Divya Pramil said...

Wow looks so delicious :) And nice click..

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Raksha said...

this looks very tasty.

Tina said...


Hema said...

You have done it so well, very tempting clicks..

hemalata said...

Delicious looking baigan curry and mouthwatering presentation.

Spice up the Curry said...

your baingan curry looks really tempting. I am salivating here.

Anu said...

Nice clicks. Looks so tempting.

ANU said...

wow this looks awesome...and super tempting...

Gayathri NG said...

delicious looking gravy...

Kusum said...

Wow! That looks delicious.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks really yummy...with wonderful flavors. Thanks for linking to the event.

Manju said...

I would like to try out this dish, looks very tempting and easy...I'm not a fan of baingan, but I do prepare it at times considering its nutritional value...

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