I don’t get green brinjals easily here in Singapore, and this week managed to grab a few and made this delicious stuffed gravy 🙂
I remember tasting it in an Andra mess, where I used to have lunch most of the times while working in Bangalore.
This goes well with rice / chapathis and is very easy to make. I made it less spicy and it brought out the other flavors of the dish very well.
Do give it a try, you would definitely love it 🙂
Stuffed Brinjal Gravy
- 1 tbsp peanut
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp fenugreek
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 6 small brinjal green or purple
- 1 onion medium sized; chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tomato medium sized
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp hing
- In a pan, fry 1 tbsp peanut until they become roasted.
- Next add 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp corainder seeds, 1/4 tsp fenugreek and roast in low flame.
- Let it cool, and then add 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt.
- Grind this mix into fine powder.
- Slit open the brinjal and add the stuffing inside it.
- In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp hing
- Add the stuffed brinjal, remaining masala and roast it well in low flame for 10 mins.
- Once roasted, keep them aside.
- In the same pan, add 1 chopped onions and fry them well.
- Blend 2 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger, 1 tomato and add the paste. Mix it well and add required salt.
- Cook for 2-3 mins and then add the roasted brinjal.
- Add 1/4 cup water, close and cook it in low flame for 10-15mins until the brinjals are cooked. It is done.
- You can add more chilli powder if you want it to be spicy.