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Stuffed Baby Eggplant Recipe

Stuffed Baby Eggplant
How to make Stuffed Baby Eggplant

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

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

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

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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)

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