Plain Masala Baingan

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 gms - small sized black brinjals
  • 1 - small onion
  • 1 - small tomato
  • 1/2 tsp - jeera
  • 1/2 tsp - rai
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • 3 tbsp - peanut powder (peanuts roasted and ground)
  • 1 tbsp - sesame (til) powder (til roasted and ground)
  • 1 tsp - dry coconut powder
  • 1/2 tsp - jaggery or sugar
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 cup - water

How to Make Plain Masala Baingan

  • For the Filling:
  • Take a bowl and add peanut powder, til powder, dry coconut powder, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander, garam masala, ginger-garlic paste, jaggery, salt and mix nicely and keep aside.
  • Cut the small brinjals for stuffing, that is just give 2 cuts from the back deep enough to be stuffed.
  • Apply very little salt from your finger inside each brinjal (optional).
  • Fill each brinjal with the mix you prepared and leave some mix aside.
  • Now heat the kadai or any vessel thick from the bottom. Add oil to the vessel and add jeera and rai.
  • Add finely chopped onion and fry for 2 mins then add the left over peanut, till mix, stir for some time, then add finely chopped tomato and green coriander (leave some for garnishing).
  • After tomatoes are cooked, add the stuffed brinjals and water. Put the lid on and cook for 20-25 mins on medium flame with very less stirring as it will break the brinjals.
  • Garnish the brinjals with coriander leaves.
  • Serve the masala baingan with steamed rice.