Hare Baingan Ka Jhukka Recipe – Green Eggplant Recipe

Baingan ka Jhukka is a recipe made out of eggplant and is native to Bihar. It is a very tasty side dish and goes really well with white rice and plain dal.

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What do you think is the impact of technology on the developing child?

Today when my daughter was singing a lullaby for her younger sister (my brother-in-law’s baby) and got tired of singing again and again. She asked me, “Mama, will you give me your phone please?”.

When I asked what she would do with the phone, She replied that she is tired of singing again and again and so she wants to record that song and make it listen to the baby so that she can sleep. I was like, what?

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Me and Dilip looked at each other surprisingly thinking how technology is dominating this generation, how the dependency upon technology was increasing day by day and how it is impacting their physical and mental health overall.

I know that we cannot stop technological advancement. But at least we can set limits for our children and make them understand that this is not the right time for them to embrace technology, when it isn’t actually the right time to do it.

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Just like the way our parents did with us. My mom would never allow me to sit in front of the T.V for more than 2 hours a day and they always encouraged us to play outside along with other children.

We also had different kinds of indoor games, if incase we weren’t really in the mood of going out to play.

We are really lucky that we saw both sides of the world – the simpler lifestyle and then a lifestyle full of advancement and technology.

And we need to help our children as well, to see both the worlds.

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I got the first permission to buy a mobile phone for myself, when I got my first job. And I am proud of my parents who made me understand how dangerous could technology be, if we started using it before the right time to start using it.

I am trying my level best to pass on the same kind of advice and guide to my daughter on when is the right time to start using technology.

Just as everything else, technology also has its own positives and negatives. It is technology that has made life easier for us but it is the same technology that led to reduced face to face communication.

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Distances have been bridged and reduced but have shrunk to mere written words without feelings. “I love you” has been reduced to “ILU” and “See You, Take Care” has become, “C Ya, TC”, all thanks to technology.

I wanted my daughter to learn the value of communicating with feelings and wanted to make her understand that singing a lullaby had a lot of feelings in it which recording and playing it on the phone might not have.

All this with the hope that she understands and appreciates it, which I know she will.

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Baingan Ka Jhukka -Masaledar Baingan ki Sabzi

Baingan ka Jhukka is a traditional Eggplant recipe that is native to Bihar. While the recipe as such might be native to Bihar, there are a lot of similar recipes that are made across North India and are called with different names.

So, while you might be looking at the recipe that is specific to Bihar, don’t be surprised if you come across a similar recipe with a different name. Because the eggplant is a favorite vegetable in India and we make a wide variety of recipes using it.

Baingan ka Jhukka is a very tasty recipe and uses a lot of masalas.

This goes along well with white rice and plain dal and this combination is my favorite and I am sure you will love it too, if you try it once.

So let us see how Baingan ka Jhukka is made.

Hare Baingan Ka Jhukka Recipe - Green Eggplant Recipe

Ingredients

  • Green Brinjal - 1 Kg (sliced into long pieces)
  • Panchforan - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 1 full (chrushed)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 5 tsp
  • Red chili Powder - 1 tsp or as per the taste
  • Dried Red Chili - 3 (broken)
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Mustard oil - 6 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add panch- phoran,bay leaves and dried red chilies to it.
  3. Once the seeds starts spluttering add brinjal, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well.
  4. Cover the lid and cook for two to three minutes on high flame. Stirring in between.
  5. Now add coriander powder, chili powder and garlic paste and mix everything gently.
  6. Let the raw smell of masala goes off.
  7. Cook the brinjal until it gets tender and the oil starts to float on the surface. This usually takes 10 minutes.
  8. Take the pan off the fire and serve this sabzi along with rice and 'arhar ki dal' (A simple curry made of yellow lentils).
  9. It tastes yummmy.
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13 thoughts on “Hare Baingan Ka Jhukka Recipe – Green Eggplant Recipe

  1. This sounds delicious! I’ve never worked with green eggplant before but I love all the spices in here!

  2. This recipe looks so tasty. I agree with your observations of technology and how it’s affecting our generation. I think about my teenagers who use their devices daily. Settings limits is a good way of helping them see there’s a lot of value in playing outside or having more face to face conversations. Thanks for the recipe and the reminder!

  3. I feel sad that my kids don’t get to see the world the way I did — simpler and without technology! I feel like things get so complicated with it even though it’s supposed to make things easier. I love eggplant and this dish is right up my alley!

  4. I’ve seen these green eggplants in supermarkets before, but never really knew what to do with them….but this dish looks absolutely stunning, so next time I see green eggplants I’ll be definitely buying some 😉

  5. Eggplant is my favourite! I’ve never tried the green variety before, I definitely have to make this dish. It looks absolutely delicious Puja!

  6. So I totally hear your thoughts about technology with children. On one hand, you could say that our kids are addicted to technology at a young age…but on the other hand, technology is totally the way of life these days. And our kids are doing amazing things with it! I mean look at the way your daughter recorded that song…so clever! I love this eggplant recipe, too, Puja! Thanks for sharing!

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