Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stuffed Brinjal Fry



  Brinjals - 4 nos

  Onions -  2 nos(chopped)

  Garlic- 5 pods

  Tamarind paste - 2 tbs

  Red chilly powder - 2  tsp

powder  - 1/2 tsp

  Coriander powder - 2 tsp

  Cumin powder -  1 tsp

  Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  Ghee - 1 tbs

  Sugar - 1 tsp

  Curry leaves - a handfull

  Fenugreek  - 1tsp

  Salt to taste

  Coriander leaves to garnish 


Wash and slit four sides towards stem of  the  brinjals with its  stalks.
Prepare the stuffing first.
In a pan heat 1 tsp  oil   add the garlic cloves and onions and fry  at medium heat.  
Remove from fire and cool. 
Grind it to a paste with coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder,
ghee, sugar   and salt and mix well.
Separate the slitted brinjal gently and fill the stuffing inside slowly 
without breaking the brinjals.
Stuff all the brinjals  and keep the remaining paste.
In a pan heat 2 tbs oil add cumin seeds and let them splutter. 
Add the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
Now slowly place each of the stuffed brinjals in the dish and 
add the remaining paste on the top and sprinkle 1/4 cup of water and 
cook at medium heat.
Stir the brinjals without breaking them. 
When the brinjals are half cooked add the tamarind paste and one cup water. 
Adjust salt and close with a lid and cook till the brinjals are  soft.  
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with hot rice..

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