Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bharva Baingan~stuffed baby eggplants

In this dish, baby eggplants are slit and stuffed with spicy mixture of ingredients and cooked over low to medium heat, with potatoes.
Bharva Baingan with Potatoes

5 to 6 small eggplants
1 medium sized potato
4 tbsp Oil
Ingredients for stuffing
1/4  cup chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup crushed unsalted peanut powder
2 tsp Gram flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp asafetida
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp shredded coconut
1 tsp Lemon juice

1.Wash and remove the stalks of the eggplant, and make a slit baby eggplant, keep aside
2.Take a medium bowl, add in peanut powder and add all the other ingredients, one by one.Now add in 2 tsp of lemon juice and 2 tsp oil to create a paste. Keep aside.
3.Fill the slits in the eggplant's  slit with spice paste. Cut the peeled potato into four halves.
4.Heat a wok ,add oil. Add in the stuffed eggplants and potato,add in any  remaining paste.Stir gently and add little water only 1/4 cup. Cook on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes covered with lid , till the eggplants and potato are cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or chapatis.

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