Bharwa Baingan Recipe

By , May 13, 2009


1 LB or 450 GMS big round Brinjals

3 Onions,finely chopped

5 Red Chilies

2 tsp. Coriander seeds

1/2 tsp. Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. Fenugreek seeds(methi dana)

1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder

1/2 cup Grated Coconut

1/2 tsp. Mustard seeds

2 Curry leaves

A small ball of Tamarind

Oil for frying

Salt according to taste

Method for preparing Bharwa Baingan Recipe

•    Heat one tbsp. oil
•    And fry the red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds lightly.
•    Remove from oil and grind along with turmeric powder, tamarind and salt.
•    When well ground,
•    Add the coconut and grind to a fine paste.
•    Slit the brinjals into 4 pieces and immerse in water.
•    Stuff the brinjals with half of the ground masala paste and save the other half.
•    Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan
•    And add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it.
•    When the mustard seeds crackle,
•    add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
•    Place the brinjals in the pan and add the remaining masala paste.
•    Saut lightly and add a little water.
•    Cover and cook on low heat,
•    turn the brinjals occasionally to ensure even cooking.
•    When the brinjals are cooked and the gravy is thick, remove from heat.
•    Serve garnished with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
•    Serve with hot indian chapatis

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