II Stuffed Eggplant (Baigan)  II

Ingredients:(Serves : 6)

  • 6 Eggplants / Baingan
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup ghee / vegetable oil
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp salt

Spices :

  • 4tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2tbsp aniseeds
  • 1tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1tsp turmeric powder

Preperation :

  • Clean the eggplants and slit them lengthways without halving them.
  • Roast the first four spices together and then grind them to powder and add the turmeric  powder.
  • Now mix with the salt, lemon juice and green chilies to make a stuffing.
  • Stuff  the mixture between eggplants and tie them back together with cotton thread to prevent stuffing escaping.
  • Heat the oil / ghee in a large frying-pan and fry the onions until light brown. Add the eggplants and cover tightly.
  • Leave to cook turning occasionally until cooked for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with roti or paratha.