Ringan no Olo – Kathiyawadi Style

Do you find anything better than having a dinner cooked specially for you??!!! And it doubles your joy when a chef is none other than your hubby :)

I love cooking with no doubt… But even I love getting pampered like a princess :) I feel so excited when I get to taste a special dish prepared by someone else. Hubby decided to make me feel that on last weekend! After too much of thought-processing, he finalized to make an authentic dish from Saurastra “OLO” (or call it kathiyawadi baigan ka bharta). I heard a lot about his specialty in making it, but never got a chance to have that before. And yes, I must mention that he went to get an aubergine from super-market without being a little lazy even :) Loved his energy in the kitchen that evening…

Finally, he served me that dish in a plate n I tasted… I really wasn’t able to express how tasty it was! Guess, someone who never prefers having left-over, enjoyed it with 2 parathas on next day even :P Thank you from bottom of my heart, KG! N yes, you should cook often (n gimme a break)… you’re a great cook, I see ;)

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INGREDIENTS:

1 Eggplant (medium-round one)
6 Spring Onions (chopped)
3 Garlic Cloves
2 Green chillies, chopped
1 Chopped Tomato
½ cup Spring onion, greens
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp Garam Masala
Salt, to taste
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tbsp Cooking Oil

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Apply oil over eggplant and make 4-5 slits on all sides of it.
  2. Roast it on direct flame for around 20 mins and peel the skin off. Roughly mash it using potato-masher.
  3. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and add cumin seeds in it.
  4. Once it stops crackling, add chopped green chillies, garlic, spring onions into it. Saute it until onions are soft.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients along with spices in it. Mix everything well.
  6. Cook it uncovered for approx 4-5 mins.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with millet flour rotla!

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SJ’s NOTE:

  • Kids usually don’t prefer to have eggplant at all. You can add one mashed potato to give a pav-bhaji touch here!!!
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