Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lasooni Baingan Pakoda (Garlicy Eggplant Fry)

A person who is considered as a 'chatterbox, deterministic, energetic' has frozen down all of a sudden without even giving a clue to anyone or to herself. She used to be always filled with dreams, thoughts & now she has filled herself with a complete “VOID”. Before that NULL take over herself, she needs some serious counseling. By now, you would have guessed who the person is.., it is “ME”.
I am in a state that I’m not interested in anything (thank God, I still have interest in cooking :) ). No mood to work, no mood to blog, no mood to anything .., I feel my mind is no more in my control? I have asked myself a hundred times, but I have no answer. Am I homesick? May be.., not sure though. I’m trying my level best to come out of it.

That was an update about myself & now about the recipes. I have a huge backlog of pictures in my camera that needed attention. I have decided not to click any more pictures until I finish the stock. This dish is the oldest of all lying in my draft post since a very long time. So, thought of performing LIFO (Last In First Out) flushing of recipes. This time, I’m directly jumping into the ingredients list.
Brinjal/Egg Plant: 1 medium sized (use purple colored long ones, Chinese Eggplant)
Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
Gram Flour/Channa Dal: 3/4th cup
Corn Flour: 1/4th cup
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Finely chopped cilantro: 3 tbsp (I skipped this as I did not have stock of cilantro at home)
Salt: According to taste
Carom Seeds (ajwain): a pinch
Baking Soda: a small pinch
Hot Oil: 1 tsp
Oil: For deep frying

  • Slice the brinjal & soak the slices in very thin buttermilk or water.
  • Mix the gram flour, corn flour, salt, chilli powder, carom seeds, cilantro, baking soda in a broad vessel.
  • Add 1 tsp hot oil, garlic paste to this.
  • Add 1tbsp water at a time & prepare a smooth batter (should be like thick milkshake or like normal dosa batter).
  • Heat oil in a broad pan.
  • When oil is hot, dip the brinjal slices in the gram flour batter (ensure the batter coats the brinjal slice well) & drop it in oil.
  • Fry on both sides till the pakora turns golden brown.
  • Remove the fried pakora from oil & place it on a paper towel.
  • Serve it hot with tomato/chilli sauce or green/mint chutney.

Garlic paste could be omitted & normal pakoras could also be prepared using the same batter.· I personally feel eggplant blends well with garlic & pakoras become more delicious.


  1. Wow Sushma, yummy pakora... Reminds me of rainy evening, hot hot pakora's with a cup of milk..

  2. If you live in a colder place, go out to get some Sun. Makes you feel lot better and makes you sleep well too. Or may be you are homesick, in that case call mom this Sunday to say "happy Mother's day"!:)

    Addition of garlic in the batter sounds good, looks delicious.

  3. Nice.. crispy and yummy pakoras :)

  4. new to me..looks it is too cold..want to have it!!perfect for cold evenings:)

  5. Nice idea of adding garlic to the pakoda!! looks so nice an crispy !!

  6. I know how you feel or rather somehow closer to how you feel... been there. Unless you want to make a change, the liveliness won't be back. Easier said than done, but I hope you feel better.
    I am glad you are still cooking, thatz one thing that can take your mind off whatever is bothering you or even if nothing is bothering you.

  7. Hi Sushma,
    It's a phase dear. Go out for a walk. or meet friends. call your family back home'll feel better.Don't delve deep into boredom keep urself occupied.
    Baingan pakoda with garlic touch sounds and looks yummy.
    TC dear and keep ur spirits high.

  8. I love the garlic and eggplant combination. Those pakodas look delicious.

  9. enaithu Sushma? Home sick? I think ammana hatra chennagi matadi sarihogathe. Pakoda superagi ide..slurrp! nange kodri swalpa

  10. Pakodas were an all time fav snack for me long ago. I've heard of baingan pakoda but never tasted it. Looks great.

  11. After reading urs,i remembered the similar phase which i hv gone through in hongkong after one month of my marriage,i was homesick and almost for a week i could not sleep which made me to make a trip to india immediately...:)
    Before i forget this..the pakoras have a nice twist of garlic in it..lovely perfect pakoras..

  12. pakodas look lovely Sushma! Adding garlic is new to me. Nice pic.

  13. good one sushma..i personally lovethe garlicky flavour in food..this must taste really good.

  14. Addition of garlic in the batter might have given an extra flavour to the recipe......Looks yummy....

  15. Looks nice and tasty...garlic must have added gud flavors..and gal wht's wrong? Anyways am always very near to you u know rite?? Give me buzz if U wish to become chatterbox again :)

  16. Very interesting recipe!

  17. Yummy pakora... very crispy & adding ajwain & garlic would have tasted unique.

  18. ooh this is new to me! i love eggplant! :)



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