Remember this one – Baingan kachri recipe meaning Eggplant slices. I am so excited to share this family recipe with all of you today. Just like Baghare baigan, this dish too is full of flavor and it’s the ULTIMATE eggplant recipe. Chick flour (besan) coated baby eggplant slices are cooked in a combination of spices. Sauteed tomato onion rub adds a nice touch, and it’s all finished-off with some fresh chopped cilantro and lemon juice. Now this is what I call a PERFECTO dish in Spanish. 😉
This recipe has two steps. First is the traditional way of making kachri and the second one is to coat this kachris (slices) in a sauteed onion-tomato spice mix. Second step takes this dish to a whole new level and it taste amazing. Traditional way of making this recipe – Baby eggplant slices are coated with a besan spice mix and cooked until it gets a crunchy outer layer and on the inside its still soft and velvety. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top and enjoy. But my mom made it with a twist. She ended the dish by coating these kachris in onion-tomato spice mix. It’s pretty simple and quick to assemble.
Adding cream to the recipe is optional, as per ones’s taste you can leave that out. Once onion-tomato mix is cooked spread it around in the pan, place a single layer of eggplant slices on top and using a spoon coat eggplant slices with this mix. Sprinkle some water on top, cover and let eggplant slices soak in all the flavors. Baingan kachri is ready, enjoy it with dal tadka and warm rice.
So without any further delay let’s get on with this recipe. Try this one out and I am sure you are going to enjoy it.