Ringan or Baingan(eggplant or brinjal) Palita is basically spicy shallow fried eggplants. Brinjal slices cooked with Indian spice mixture. If you are not a fan of Eggplant, use Zucchini or other similar vegetables.
This baked eggplant can be then used in Burger Sandwiches as well or serve as a side or snack on anytime.
Eggplant is usually disliked by many people but I totally love all kinds of eggplants from baby eggplants to jumbo ones and prepare many recipes out of them.
Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid.
You can also check out my many other recipes using eggplant such as stuffed baby eggplants
, eggplant curry and more.
- 1 Big Eggplant or Aubergine (Motu Ringan)
- 8-10 Green Chillies
- 3-4 " piece Ginger
- 1 pod Garlic
- 1 cup mix of Green Garlic (Lilu Lahsan) & Green Dhania(Coriander leaves) if available but for me must. I only prepare this recipe when I have those fresh herbs available.
- 1 tsp Dry Chilly Powder
- 1/4 tsp Haldi Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala or as per your taste
- 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) or 1 tsp of lemon/lime juice can be added
- 2-3 tbsp Besan (Chickpea flour)-optional
- Oil as required
- Salt as per taste
- Grind Green chillies, Ginger & Garlic in mixer, then add all dry masala, half amount mix of fresh coriander and garlic, and Besan to green paste. Sprinkle water or add oil and mix everything well.
- (Besan and water helps to keep masala stick to the eggplant slices, so I follow this method. But some people do not add besan. But I think it also enhances flavor as well.)
- Now, Cut the eggplant(or aub) 1/4" thick in round pieces.
- Rub the Aub slices in this masala paste.
- Put some oil in flat bottom frying pan & put masala rubbed aub pieces in pan one by one in single layer.
- Do not stack pieces, Just single layer at a time. Cover the pan.
- Cook for atleast 5-7 minutes on slow falme, or until done. Turn aub pieces in mid.
- Check the slices if it is cooked, remove from pan & sprinkle / garnish with green coriander & green garlic.