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Hyderabadi Stuffed Brinjals Recipe

Hyderabadi Stuffed Brinjals is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 19 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • brinjals, slit into four not fully - 6 nos (medium)
  • red whole chillies - 3 nos
  • rai (mustard seeds-large) - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera seeds (cumin) - 1/2 tsp
  • karepak (curry leaves) - 10 pcs
  • Onion sliced - 1 nos (medium)
  • dhaniya seeds (coriander) - 1/2 tsp
  • till (sesame seeds) - 1/4 tsp
  • Peanuts - 1/4 tsp
  • desiccated Coconut - 1 tsp
  • bojwar masala - 1 tbsp (avail in hyd shops)
  • cooking oil - 6 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Hyderabadi Stuffed Brinjals:

    1. First, roast onion, zeera, dhaniya seeds, red whole chillies, sesame seeds, peanuts and desiccated coconut individually on a dry frying pan until they turn golden brown. Next, grind the above to a very fine paste with little water, 1 tsp of oil and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Apply the paste directly into the brinjals slits generously.
    2. Then leave the brinjals aside for about 30 minutes to marinade.
    3. Heat oil in a non-stick utensil which is wide enough, so the brinjals are not piling on top of each other.
    4. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and wait for the popping noise to stop.
    5. Next add Zeera seeds and Karepak leaves.
    6. Carefully introduce brinjals into the utensil and stir slowly till the brinjals' colour differs.
    7. Now pour the rest of the grinded mixture from above.
    8. Add some water according to how thick/thin the sauce you want, stir but not too much.
    9. Leave the cooker between medium to low for about 30 mins.
    10. When the oil has risen to the top, the Hyderabadi bagare baigans are ready.


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