Ringan Bateta Nu Shak (Aubergine and Potato Curry)

Ringan Bateta nu shaak (Aubergine or Eggplant & Potato Curry) is a delicacy in a Gujarati household and in almost every traditional Gujarati function. It is my husbands favourite and a wonderful comfort food for him after a long day at work.

The potatoes and aubergines are chopped slightly larger in size to maintain shape in the slightly mushy tomato gravy. However, it can be made dry where no tomatoes are added. This recipe is inspired from my mum and is made in a slightly mushy gravy.

Ringan Bateta Nu Shak (Aubergine and Potato Curry)

  • Servings: 3-4 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 medium aubergine
1 large potato
2-3 fresh tomatoes or 1 tablespoon canned tomatoes
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
pinch of asafetida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder or to taste
1 teaspoon cumin and coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
salt to taste
2-5g jaggery or to taste (I suggest you start with a small quantity first and then add if required) (optional)
5-10g finely chopped coriander
Water about 1/4 cup or as needed

Method
Chop aubergine, potatoes and tomatoes. Wash thoroughly.

Chopped aubergine and potatoes
Chopped aubergine and potatoes

Heat up the oil in a pan at medium heat and add mustard seeds, allowing them to crackle for a few seconds. Then add asafetida.

Mustard seeds added to hot oil
Mustard seeds added to hot oil

Add tomatoes.

Chopped tomatoes added to tempering
Chopped tomatoes added to tempering

Allowing tomatoes to soften and combine well with mustard seeds.

Tomatoes softened and combined with oil, mustard seeds and asafetida
Tomatoes softened and combined with oil, mustard seeds and asafetida

Once tomatoes have softened, add potatoes and aubergine. Mix well.

Aubergine and potatoes mixed with tomato mixture
Aubergine and potatoes mixed with tomato mixture

Add turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander power, garam masala and salt.

Spices added to aubergine and potatoes
Spices added to aubergine and potatoes

Combine spices well with the potatoes and aubergine and add water and jaggery if using. Stir and allow to simmer at a medium heat until potatoes are soft when pressed. Stir occasionally.

Spices and water added to aubergine and potatoes.
Spices and water added to aubergine and potatoes.

Enjoy with khichdi, kadhi, puris or rotli..

Ringan Bateta Nu Shak (Aubergine and Potato Curry)
Ringan Bateta Nu Shak (Aubergine and Potato Curry)

Best Wishes,

Krishna

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Itsmine says:

    Yummy!!

    Like

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