In order to maintain a healthy digestive system we need yogurt. Natural Yogurt sometimes can be bland if eaten on its own. For my bhangan raitha or aubergine raitha you can use just plain natural yogurt or if you like the rich thick creamy taste than use Greek yogurt.
If your yogurt is sour you can add milk (cows, goat, almond) to take the sourness away. Don’t add too much just about a tablespoon at a time as you don’t want to make it too runny. Make the yogurt to a thick consistency.
We can then add a few ingredients to the yogurt. This then can become a meal or part of a meal. It can be eaten with pilau rice or with chapatti/roti. Also you can have it as a side dish.
Personally when I make this I eat it by the spoonful. You can cut back on the spices or salt according to your taste. Also be careful as for garnish I have added green chilli. You can leave this out but I find the chilli aroma adds to the taste. Please try this dish and enjoy.
Suitable for: Gluten free, Substitute for Dairy free yogurt, Substitute for SCD Yogurt (colitis), Vegetarian
Prep Time : 15 mins
Serves : 2-4 people
1 large aubergine (peeled and chopped in dices)
¼ tsp whole cumin
¼ tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp oil (I use sunflower)
Red onion (half chopped)
¼ tsp salt (for taste)
¼ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
Natural yogurt medium size pot (500g)
Chopped ½ Green chilli for garnish (Strength varies please be cautious)
Chopped fresh coriander for garnish
Peel the aubergine and chop into cube sized pieces
Put the chopped aubergine into a pan of boiling water and bring to the boil for a few minutes, until soft
Once soft remove from heat and drain
Then mash the boiled aubergine into a pulp with fork
In another saucepan heat the oil, add the whole cumin and mustard seeds which should pop and sizzle
Next, add the mashed aubergine, salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder, and coriander powder. Mix well and cook for one minute
Remove from heat and allow to cool
Pour the yogurt into a bowl and add the chopped red onion. Add the aubergine mixture and mix well
Garnish with chopped coriander and chopped green chillies and serve