Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Stuffed Baby-Brinjal


In my opinion, there are as many versions to this dish as there are cooks. My mom makes 2-3 different ways, I have seen Indira making in 3 different ways, and there might be so many more.
Here's my version.
Slice onions, ginger, garlic and fry them in a teaspoon of oil till the onions get brown in color. Then add some garam masala, salt, chilli powder and poppy seeds and fry for a bit more. Cool the stuff. Then put in a blender and make a paste. Add a tablespoon of butter to the paste.


Cut the brinjal like a plus shape while retaining the stem to hold it to together with the stuffing. Rub some salt in the insides of the brijals and then carefully pack the previously preapared masala paste into them. Try to leave some masala aside for gravy (optional)

Chop/mince one onion and one chilli, fry them in a teaspoon of oil. Then place the stuffed brijals in the pan. Place the rest of the masala paste in the center. Sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of water on top and cover the pan with a tight lid. The brinjals will cook in the steam while getting the flavours from the masala. Every 5 minutes, turn the brinjals so as to cook all the sides. Once done, remove the lid and let them cook for few more minutes.
Sprinkle chopped dhaniya all over and serve. This makes an excellent dry side dish.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Sia's corner said...

wow supriya,
stuffed brinjal looks really yummy... i came to ur blog from trupti's and hey even i'm supriya:)
happy blogging
cheers
supriya

November 15, 2006 4:52 AM  
Blogger Lakshmi said...

lovely dish, i just had it for lunch

November 15, 2006 1:20 PM  
Blogger Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Hey Supriya

We think alike. Believe it or not I made stuffed brinjal 2 days ago and clicked similar pictures. Remember the same thing happenned with zucchini curry too. Of course, I am yet to post the zucchini. Hmm.. this is a coincidence. Will post my version of curries soon.

November 16, 2006 2:11 AM  
Blogger Manju said...

Hi Tweety! Stuffed brinjals are looking delicious.

November 16, 2006 3:17 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Hello, first time here. Wonderful recipe, a classic.I am fro B'lore too, now in US .Thank for this recipe:)

November 16, 2006 9:57 AM  
Blogger Tweety said...

@Lakshmi K : yay! so true. Ok let's see how many more such coincidences happen :)

@Manju : thanks :)

@FH : You're welcome. Nice to know you are from Blore. I am from Hyderabad, but living in Blore for past 5 years. Thanks for visiting :)

November 17, 2006 5:02 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

cool - I am going to try this now - maybe my sons wont eat it - but I will!
All the other recipes have fresh coconut - that you cant get here.

I just got the most marvellous small purple and white brinjals from the markets.

Susan

Brisbane Australia

October 31, 2007 9:45 PM  

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