Stuffed Baby Eggplant Recipe

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Stuffed Baby Eggplant
How to make Stuffed Baby Eggplant
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Baby eggplant stuffed with nuts and spices, tossed in tamarind pulp, masala and lemon juice.

Ingredients of Stuffed Baby Eggplant

  • 750 Gram Baby eggplant
  • 200 Ml Refined oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil (til ka tel)
  • 2 Tbsp Cashew nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut, grated
  • 4 Red chillies (whole)
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts, roasted
  • 1 Tbsp Curry leaves
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • To taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 3/4 Cup Tamarind pulp
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 Lemons (juiced, optional)

How to Make Stuffed Baby Eggplant

  • 1.Take the baby eggplant and slit it from the center. Fry it in hot oil and keep it aside.
  • 2.Broil the sesame, cashew nut, poppy seeds, coconut, whole red chilli and make a fine paste.
  • 3.Crush the peanut and keep it aside.
  • 4.In a pan heat some oil, add curry leaves, chopped onion and fry till onion gets golden colour.
  • 5.Add ginger garlic paste and saute for another 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for some more time.
  • 6.Once it leaves oil, add the powder spices and the paste, and cook till it leaves oil.
  • 7.Take out half the masala and add the crushed peanut. Stuff the fried eggplant with this masala and keep aside.
  • 8.Add little water in the remaining masala and simmer it. Add the stuffed brinjal, tamarind pulp, salt, fresh coriander and lemon juice.
  • 9.Cook gently for 5 minutes and serve hot with chappati or rice.
Key Ingredients: Baby eggplant, Refined oil, Sesame oil (til ka tel), Cashew nuts, Poppy seeds, Coconut, Red chillies (whole), Peanuts, Curry leaves, Onions, 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 2 tomatoes, chopped, Salt , Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder, Tamarind pulp, Fresh coriander, Lemons (juiced, optional)