Monday, March 14, 2011

Stuffed Eggplant - "Bharwa Baingan"

Know What U Eat: Eggplant a Brain Food ??? In addition to featuring a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity. Phytonutrients contained in eggplant include phenolic compounds, such caffeic and chlorogenic acid, and flavonoids, such as nasunin. Research on eggplant has focused on an anthocyanin phytonutrient found in eggplant skin called nasunin. Nasunin is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger that has been shown to protect cell membranes from damage. Other health benefits include; type 2 diabetes management, cholesterol lowering and cancer prevention.
There's a huge list of ingredients to make this super delicious eggplant..everybody's favorite at my home..but all the efforts worth it. Always choose tender baby eggplants..for the authentic taste of this special recipe. For now Enjoy this stuffed eggplant, which also takes part in Vegetable Marathon- Eggplant, event hosted at Anita's Kitchen


Stuffed Eggplant


Ingredients:
6 baby eggplants washed, stalk trimmed and partially slit into quarters
2 medium, Potatoes, boiled-peeled- diced into big cubes (optional)
3 Tbsp Roasted Bengal gram flour
3 Tbsp Roasted Peanut, coarsely powdered
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2-1 tsp red chilli powder
3 Tbsp grated dessicated coconut
1 tsp very finely chopped garlic
1 tsp Amchur powder
1 tsp sesame seeds
3/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
3 pinches of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
4-5 tbsps olive/canola oil
Fresh chopped coriander to garnish

Stuffed Eggplant


Method:
1.To roasted gram-flour, add peanut powder,coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chilli powders,amchur, sesame seeds, asafoetida, chopped garlic, coconut and chopped garlic in a bowl. Mix well.
2. Fill the slits in the eggplants with this spice mixture. Keep aside. Do not worry if the mixture is still left. Its always used in the curry.
3. In a pressure cooker, add diced potatoes eggplants and cook for upto 3 whistles. Once cool remove. 
4. Heat the oil in a pan (on a medium flame) till hot. Now add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and cook till spluttering stops. Now add these eggplants and gently stir.Add the left over spice mixture. Cover & cook till the eggplants are done. Stir occasionally but do it gently to avoid knocking the filling out of the eggplants. 
5. You will get a dry curry which can be served with your favorite dal (lentil soup) & basmati rice. Enjoy!!

52 comments:

Tina said...

Looks yummy and delicious...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

You are making me swoon at the sight of such beautiful baby eggplants. I love love love the dish. Didn't know it was brain food. Good to know that. Happy weekend!

Rohini said...

Slurp!!! Waatay delicious dish!
I wish DH likes Eggplant as much as I do... May be I should show this post to tell him the benefits of eggplant! Thanks for sharing the benefits too :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely! My fav vegetable. I love them so much and this is nice recipe!

~ Lopa said...

Ohh thanks for sharing this, i love this dish. My mom doesn't use e-mail so i have been asking my sis to mail me as she has inherited this one quite well from mom than me, and she is always too lazy saying too much to write, call me when you want to...ufff !

Thanks to your post, i have it now :)

One question though, your ingredient list reads roasted Gram flour, do we mix that with step 1 of the recipe, while preparing filling masala ?

Jagruti said...

Oh wow..love love the bharela raviyya!!! pics are so beautiful and inviting...delicious!!!

Rekha shoban said...

interesting dish...never tried eggplants with potatoes...

Silpa said...

That,a a wonderful dish.. I love anything with egg plant.

I am hosting an event named-Vegetable Marathon-eggplant. If u wish u can send this entry to the event.

Thanks

AshKuku said...

That is a sheer pleasure, but to my hubby's palate...... That looks awesome..... Beautifully pictured...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

shanthi said...

This is gr8 and making me drool

PJ said...

Stuffed eggplants look so delicious and yummy! Good to know about the nutritional benefits too.

Vrinda said...

i haven't tried this yet..looks yummmmm

priya said...

looks yummy n tempting, dear...excellent photography!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!nice one!

Spice said...

Looks delicious...love baingan in all forms...

Trendsetters said...

got to try this...long wanted to do so..thx for the recipe

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click....love the filling

Latha said...

Love stuffed eggplant. Looks yummy.

Swathi said...

Sadana and Muskan,

eggplant become beauty queen by you guys. Nice dish

Mriganayani said...

One of my favs...I love the taste of peanuts with coconuts - fatty, yes but tasty - of yes!

Gorgeous!

Pari said...

Wow. The clicks are so tempting and a flavourful curry.

Vaishali Sharma said...

Looks delicious! Lovely clicks..

Cham said...

I want to pick one and pop in my mouth! They are stunning!

Priya said...

Tempting clicks and stuffed eggplants are always goes directly to my fav list..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow so good and mouth-watering..wish to have a bite:)

Yasmeen said...

Love stuffed baingan,yours look fantastic :D

ruchikacooks said...

Seems like we are all getting brainy, I saw a kuzhambu from ISG, my vankaya and one bagara and this cutie eggplant..

Looks nice, pressure cooked too, will try.

Sumi said...

Splendid recipe.Have bookmarked..will try it soon.

Pavithra said...

Looks gorgeous... loved the 2nd click so so much.

Priya Narasimhan said...

photos are too tempting...nice combination of brinjal and potato..

Fathima said...

That is so tempting! Great Clicks!

Soma Pradhan said...

aah...loved the stuffed baingan dear

Soma Pradhan said...

aah...loved the stuffed baingan dear

notyet100 said...

so yum this looks,..

sowmya.s said...

am seeing a lot of eggpant recipe today ..this one looks delicious..

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, didnt know about the benefits of eggplants so much. love the captures..yummy dish.. DH's favorite..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Looks delicious!!!!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Brain food or not....I like the eggplants all the same. Yours looks so mouthwatering.

Suparna said...

hi,
first of all superb snaps..brinjals are such underestimated veggies wonder y??
I bet if anyone can refuse such a royal preparation!! good post as always dear
tc

ARUNA said...

looks so gorgeous n delicious!!

Reshmi said...

egg plants looking delicious...really tempting...it would be a good combo with indian bread..especially with jolada roti...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum! love it...

kitchen queen said...

yummy stuffed eggplant my favourite.you can drop by my blog and give ur valuable comments.

Padhu said...

They look so delicious!
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Katy ~ said...

Excellent, excellent! I love eggplant. Different and delicous presentation, beautiful photograph shows this recipe's eye and taste appeal. Thank you so much for this tempting post.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Yummylicious! That's all I would say! ;)

Shri said...

Absolutely delicious..Bookmarked!Love to try this..

Biren said...

Looks and sounds wonderful! I cook eggplants quite often. All the spices must make it very delicious!

PriyaVaasu said...

So mouthwatering muskan, i m glaring at those pics, wonderful Click!!!!!!

And by the I have posted Cookies pics, pls do have ur say. :)

Meena said...

Thank you for visiting my space again, my friends!!!

Love this baingan ka recipe...that baingan is the purplest I have ever seen...yummmm-ooo:))

Following you guys!!!

Silpa said...

Thanks for the entry

PriyaVaasu said...

Mouth-Watering!!! Bookmarking this!!!!

 
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