II Bharwan Baingan (Stuffed Eggplant / Brinjal)II

Ingredients: ( Serves : 4)

  • 8 small Eggplants / Brinjals
  • 8 baby potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 large Onions sliced
  • 2/3rd cup coconut (grated)
  • 4tbsp unsalted cashews (Chopped)
  • 8 cloves
  • 8 black  peppercorns
  • 1/2tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tsp cayenne powder
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp tamarind paste
  • 8 tbsp oil
  • 2tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 3tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Preperation :
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add cloves, coriander seeds and peppercorns. Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add sliced onions and fry until brown.
  • Add coconut and stir fry until browned, remove and allow to cool.
  • Grind the mixture to a paste using blender. Add little water if needed.
  • Slit each eggplant lengthwise into four, keeping the stem end intact.
  • Now in the grinded mixture mix cayenne powder, salt, sugar, tamarind paste, cashews and  turmeric powder.
  • Stuff the eggplants with this mixture, reserving some.
  • Roll the potatoes in the remaining mixture.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the vegetables. Cook over low heat without burning, add little water if necessary, until done. keep an eye.
  • Serve hot with roti.