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Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Stuffed Eggplants is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow-Fried Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 kg - small round eggplants
  • For stuffing: 4 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 4 tbsp - sesame seeds
  • 5 tbsp - ground roasted Peanuts
  • 1 pinch - baking soda
  • 2 tbsp - dry shredded Coconut
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 2 tsp - salt
  • 1 tbsp - crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup - fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp - Peanut oil or Corn oil
  • 2 tbsp - Jaggery or Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp - Tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsp - Poppy Seeds
  • For tempering:
  • 4 tbsp - Peanut oil or any oil
  • 1 pinch - Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Fenugreek
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • How to Make Stuffed Eggplants:

    1. Slit eggplants by making two cuts lengthwise, at a right angle to each other, leaving the stem intact.
    2. Dry roast coriander seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts, poppy seeds and shredded coconut separately. Grind it together to make a coarse paste.
    3. Add crushed garlic, chopped coriander leaves, salt, turmeric, garam masala, red chilli powder, a pinch of baking soda, poppy seeds and 2 tbsp of peanut oil to this paste. Mix it well.
    4. Stuff this mix into the cut eggplants.
    5. Add jaggery and tamarind pulp to the leftover stuffing along with a little water to make a thick sauce. Keep aside for later use.
    6. In a heavy-bottom pan, heat 4 tbsp oil, add fenugreek, asafoetida and curry leaves.
    7. Fry for a few seconds and add the stuffed eggplants.
    8. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan tightly so as to steam-cook the eggplants.
    9. Cook on low heat until the eggplants are soft and tender.
    10. Pour jaggery-tamarind mixture over the eggplants and cook for a few more minutes.




     

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