Don’t panic I’m on it I know it’s Wednesday and I’m cutting it fine but I know it’s nearly time for #fridaycurryclub and this week I thought we’d go veggie/vegan with this delicious achaari bangun or aubergine 🍆 with pickling spices! Join me on Friday at 6.15pm on YouTube and here’s what you need.

Achaari pickling spice blend
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp chilli flakes

Masala
1-2 Aubergines, washed and chopped into 5cm pieces
1 tbsp mustard oil or Rapeseed oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp asafoetida
1 onion, sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced 3cm pieces.
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 chillies, sliced
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander seeds, ground
1 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
handful coriander leaves, chopped

With paratha on the side do get your dough ready before hand.

500g atta
water
1 tsp spoon butter/ghee or vegetable oil
½ tsp carom seeds (optional)

So who is up for it?

27 comments,6 shares,15 likes
Koko
5 days

Also can butternut squash be substituted for aubergines?

Koko
5 days

Is asafoetida something you might consider selling on Hari Ghotra.com or can you recommend another site? One that’s good for authentic a Indian spices & other related ‘supplies’. I’d prefer that to Amazon (if I can help it). 😐

claudia.obergfell
5 days

Can't join tonight, but will watch the replay later!

Hari Ghotra
6 days

@Anntlf yes you could just leave it with potatoes or add mushrooms or courgette or marrow

Anntlf
6 days

Hi Hari, carnt eat Aubergine anything I can swap with pls 😉

ninahjoyner
6 days

Can’t wait to cook tomorrow. Heading to pick up a few things. It’s been a while.

Steviewilcox
7 days

I am up for it!!!

Gordon Moore
7 days

@Hari Ghotra thanks Hari. that's good to know although I may try it as it is. there is one member of the family who is vegetarian and another who isn't sure. I do struggle knowing what to cook for them so this may be the meal when they next visit. 😀

Hari Ghotra
7 days

@Gordon Moore you can add chicken or lamb if you prefer

Gordon Moore
7 days

I'm tempted to ask if there is a carnivore option 🤔 but I won't 🙄. I'll be watching 🤓

marilynlindahl
7 days

I'm in!

Hari Ghotra
7 days

@Sue Geen it’s a pan dish really

Hari Ghotra
7 days

@Ju Lian 😂 yes that’s definitely atta!!

Ju Lian
7 days

@Hari Ghotra I'm sure I can find it in a shop nearby.

Gary Fones
7 days

Ooh I have made this quite a few times. Best tune in to see where I can improve 😊 The pickling spice blend is very nice 👍

Mark Choice
7 days

I’m in chef

mmason41
7 days

I'll be there 😃

Debbie Gorman
7 days

Oh yes , will be cooking along. Just done the veg shop tonight and guess what ??? Only just seen tour post🤦‍♀️

Sue Geen
7 days

can you BBQ them?

Hari Ghotra
7 days

@Kylie just miss it out for this one