Monday, 5 January 2015

Stuffed Baby Brinjals-Bharwa Baingan



Here is an easy and tasty recipe of stuffed brinjals/eggplant/aubergine/baingan/Vaingan that is one of our most favourites and goes good with rice and rotis.This awesome recipe belongs to my dear sister Ms.Anu Pai, who is an incredible cook.


Ingredients:
Baby brinjals       10-12
Onion(m)               1
Tomato(m)           1
Oil                            2-3tbsp
Mustard seeds    1tsp
curry leaves        5-6


For masala:
Chana daal                   1tsp
Coriander seeds          3-4tsp
Cinnamon                     small piece
peanuts                          1tbsp
onion(S)                        1
garlic clove                   1

Salt                                   to taste
Jaggery                          1-2tsp
Red chillies(byadagi)    5-6


Method:

  • Take brinjals,make vertical cross slits only till 3/4th i.e., without breaking the quarters and let soak in water.
  • With little oil in a small pan roast on medium flame chana daal,dhania,cinnamon and peanuts till done and put in a blending jar
  • In the same pan with little oil saute onions,garlic to light brown
  • Add this into the blending jar of spices
  • Add salt to taste,jaggery and blend to a semi-coarse paste adding very little water.
  • Drain the brinjals and stuff with the prepared masala.
  • eat oil in a pan.Toss in mustard seeds,curry leaves followed by chopped onions,lightly brown them and add chopped tomatoes sprinkling little salt till they are slightly mushy.
  • Add the stuffed brinjals and saute on high heat for a minute or two.
  • Add remaining masala if any and little water.
  • Cover and cook till a fork pierced into a brinjal easily gets in.


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