Brinjal and Drumsticks Filling

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 250 gm - small, tender brinjal
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 cup - onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 - tender, plump drumsticks
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • 1 tbsp - Bengal gram (chana) dal
  • few - curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - besan (chickpeas flour)
  • salt to taste

How to Make Brinjal and Drumsticks Filling

  • Cut the brinjal lengthwise in halves and slice them thinly.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil and fry sliced onions till dark brown.
  • Add brinjal and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook on slow flame till it becomes soft.
  • Meanwhile, cut the drumsticks into 6cm lengths.
  • Add just enough water to cover and boil till cooked.
  • After cooling, slit the pieces and scoop out the pulp.
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan and add mustard.
  • When it splutters, add cumin and dal.
  • When the dal turns golden brown add curry leaves and besan.
  • Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the drumstick pulp, stirring briskly to avoid formation of lumps.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Simmer till it is reduced to a thick paste.
  • Add brinjal and mix well.
  • Place some filling on chapati or paratha and sprinkle with some chopped onions, mint, and coriander leaves. Roll up and serve.

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