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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Baghare Baingan...Stuffed Eggplants
Sesame seeds (Til) 1/4cup
Fresh Coconut ½ cup
Chilli powder 2tsp
Garam masala powder 11/2tsp
Dhania (Coriander) powder 1tsp
inger-garlic paste 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Curry leaves 8
Sliced Onions 1no
Sliced Green Chillies 8nos
Chopped Tomatoes 2nos
Tamarind paste 4 tsp
Water as required
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander leaves 1/2bunch
Roast peanuts and sesame seeds separately.
Grind it along with coconut into a fine paste.
Add garam masala powder, salt, chilli powder, dhania powder and ginger-garlic paste to the above mixture and mix well.
Make slits on the eggplant and stuff it with the ground paste and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and when they start spluttering, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Add onions and green chilles and sauté until they turn brown. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till oil separates.
Add the stuffed eggplant and mix well. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add the tamarind paste, water and salt (as necessary).
Cover and cook on medium flame until the eggplant is tender. Garnish with chopped coriander.