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Baingan Ka Raita   Veg  CD  ACC  Pakistani  20mins


Serves 4      Cold  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Accompaniment  Pakistan  India  Indian  Ind Asia Asian



1kg/2.2lb Aubergines (eggplants)

50g/2oz Flour
Oil or Ghee for shallow frying
240ml/8fl.oz. Plain Yoghurt
4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2-3 green Chilies, finely chopped
1 teasp freshly chopped Mint
Chat Masala, to taste



1. Wash and peel the aubergines then cut into oval slices, 12mm/1/2-inch thick. Lightly dust with flour.

2. Heat the ghee or oil in a frying pan add the aubergine slices and fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan using tongs and drain well on kitchen paper. Set aside.

3. Place the yogurt in a mixing bowl with a little water and stir until smooth and creamy. Add the garlic, chilies, salt and mint to the yoghurt mixture and mix well.

4. Arrange the aubergine slices in a serving dish and cover with yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with chat masala. Serve as an accompaniment with flatbreads, main courses and rice.



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