Mashed Brinjals With Flaxseed

MASHED BRINJALS WITH FLAXSEED

Hello dear friends. Welcome to my cosy corner again. As we all know flaxseed is considered one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. It helps to reduce diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, breast cancer, heart disease and contains rich amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fibres. Today I am sharing with you all a very uncommon, unique and traditional recipe of my hometown, Mashed Brinjals With Flaxseed. It is simple, healthy, totally oil free and I hope you will like it and make it sometimes in your kitchens. So the recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Brinjal – 2
  2. Homemade Flaxseed Powder – 150 gms(refer to my blog on pumpkin and flaxseed curry)
  3. Green Chillies – 2
  4. Lemon Juice – 3 Tsp
  5. Salt – According to taste
  6. Mustard Oil – 2 Tsp
  7. Coriander Leaves – Optional

STEPS

Step 1

IMG_4903Wash and slit the brinjals in half without cutting them. Pressure cook the brinjals for five minutes and two whistles.

Step 2

Now drain the brinjals very properly ensuring there is no water left in them and mash them with a masher. Chop the green chilies and coriander leaves.

Step 3

IMG_4901.jpgTake a bowl. Add the mashed brinjals. Next add in the salt, green chilies, lemon juice,  mustard oil and coriander leaves and give all a good mix.

Our Brinjal With Flax Seed Bharta is done. Serve it with steamed boiled rice, dal tadka, and some fried or shallow-fried veggies.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Roasted Eggplant Raita

ROASTED EGGPLANT RAITA

Hi, friends welcome to my food corner again. I try to usually make the healthier version of foods and believe in eating right food only, and in this regard, here I have tried to come up with an interesting, healthy and experimental dish which is partly a bharta and partly a raita. I make it in my kitchen quite often because it’s tasty and healthier and good at times when someone in your home is having a stomach problem. This raita-cum-bharta can be made without adding any oil and it has the goodness of curd in it. So it’s a great dish you all must try.

Ingredients:-

  1. Eggplants – 2.
  2. Yoghurt – 1 cup.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) -1(small).
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Black Salt – A pinch.
  11. Dry Mango Powder(optional)- 1 tsp.
  12. Catch Dahi Masala(optional) – 2 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and slit the eggplants, keeping them intact and roast them on gas. Now put them under running water and deskin them taking out its pulp in a bowl. Mash them.

IMG_3491.JPGStep 2

Take a bowl. Add the yoghurt to it. Now mix in the chopped onions, chilies, salt, red chilly powder, black salt, roasted cumin powder and add the mashed eggplants into it. Also, sprinkle some grated ginger. Now add mustard oil. You can also add some dry mango powder if you want a tangier version of this dish, but if you like it simple you can omit this ingredient out. You can also add some catch dahi masala but its optional.

Our Roasted Eggplant Raita is ready. Garnish it with fresh cilantro.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!