Bharwa Bhaingan

Ingredients

  • 8-10 small rounded firm brinjals(Eggplant)
  • 3 medium onions , chopped and roasted
  • 3 tbsp. roasted groundnuts powdered coarsely
  • 3 tbsp. grated fresh coconut, roasted
  • 1 tsp cloves, roasted
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder, roasted
  • 2 tsp dhania-jeera(coriander-cumin seed mixture), roasted and powdered
  • 1 small bunch coriander leaves, chopped and roasted
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp each mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup curds(plain unflavored yoghurt)

Method

  • Wash and the clean brinjals. Make 2 slits to form a cross.
  • Rub them with some curd and salt and set aside.
  • Mix all the roasted masala in the blender with some curd to make a smooth filling. Stuff some of this mixture into each slit of the brinjals.
  • Heat oil in a heavy or non-stick pan, add the mustard, cumin seeds wait to splutter, slide in the brinjals slowly.
  • Any mixture which is remaining can be now added to cover the vegetable.
  • Add some water.
  • Simmer till the vegetable is tender and done.