Apr 16, 2012

Stuffed Brinjals

Stuffed eggplant or stuffed brinjals is a favorite of many. For this you need small size tender brinjals.
On my usual Thursday vegetable shopping spree, I came across pretty purple tiny eggplants at Indian store.  I made this Karameethu on next day itself.

Ingredients:
 Tender small brinjals -20 no
Salt to taste
Stuffing powder
For stuffing powder 
Coriander seeds                1/4 cup
Bengal gram / Chenna dal – 6tbsp
Urad dal                         – 4 tsp.
Black Pepper                   1 tsps
Cumin Seeds                   1 tsp
Dry Coconut                    1/2 cup
Red Chillies                   - 20 no (according to spice level)
Salt                              to taste
Oil                               1 tbsp
Curry leaves                 a few
Asafetida                    ¼ tsp
Seasonings:       
Oil                            4 tbsp
Curry leaves             1 stem
Mustard seeds           ½ tsp

Preparation:
  • Wash and dry the brinjals. Keep aside. Prepare the stuffing first.
  • Roast all stuffing ingredients in oil. Grind them coarsely in a mixer. Now stuffing powder is ready.
  • Cut the brinjals into 4 pieces (not fully-leave little stem part.)
  • Simply stuff the slit brinjals with spice powders.
  •  Arrange them in a microwave steamer and steam for about 6 minutes.



  • Remove it from microwave and. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a cast iron pan, fry all seasonings.
  • Place the stuffed eggplants and cover the pan with a tight lid. Sprinkle salt.
  • Cover and cook the eggplants in a low flame for about 10 - 15minutes.
  •  After 10 minutes, remove the lid . Again cook it for 5 more minutes.
  • Throughout the15 mins, turn the eggplants every 3 or 4 minutes so all the sides get evenly cooked.
  • Do this carefully without breaking the brinjals.
  • When the brinjals are well cooked and soft to touch.  Switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with chopped curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice, Sathuamuthu, Kozhambu.



Tip 
  • Use low to medium heat; not high. High heat spoils the taste.
  •  You can store the left over stuffing powder in an air tight container for future use.


stuffed Brinjals


3 comments:

  1. South Asian Food is so much famous due to these type of foods :-)

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  2. I did not like to eat Brinjals ... But your recipe is looking delicious .. . i will try this after getting nutrition information of this recipe !!

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  3. Looks so good.. I wnt to grab some right away

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