Monday, November 26, 2007

Bharli Wangi (Stuffed Brinjals)


12 small brinjals - ones that can be put as a whole in the gravy
2 onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
7 cloves of garlic crushed
2 teaspoons chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons dhania jeera powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
chopped coriander
2 teaspoons ground jaggery
1/4 cup groundnuts (roasted & coarsely ground)
salt to taste
8 to 10 teaspoons of oil


In a mixing bowl, add the chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, chopped coriander, chilli powder, turmeric powder, dhania jeera powder, garam masala, jaggery and salt. Mix well with hand and crush the mixture with hand so that all the water separates from the onions and the tomatoes.

To get the brinjals ready - wash them well, and make a cross cut on the brinjal on the side away from the stem. Fill the brinjals with the onion and tomato mixture and let it sit in the remaining mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.

In a kadhai, add the oil. When the oil is hot add the brinjals one by one. Be very careful as the oil will splutter. Put any leftover masala from the mixing bowl into the kadhai. Cover and cook the brinjals on a medium flame. Once brinjals are cooked, add the groundnut powder and mix well.

Serve with chapatis or jowar rotis

If you want to make it a combination of brinjals & potatoes, then substitute 6 brinjals with 6 small potatoes

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