Stuffed brinjals/eggplant/aubergine is one of those dishes from brinjal which is loved by all those members of your family who do not like this vegetable a lot. To make family members eat brinjals is a very difficult task. So stuff them with onions, their choice of spices, or roasted gram flour. Personally I love vegetables in stuffed form a lot. Stuffed form just add on glamour in simple veggies! Try lady finger, bitter gourd, tinda or even tomatoes or chilies- all these vegetables tastes fantastic in stuffed form. Slowly I will be posting recipes for all these vegetables with stuffing in the blog. But till then you can check this recipe Stuffed Chilies(Bharva Hari Mirch)
These stuffed eggplant can be served with plain paratha, roti or side dish for rice. This dish will enhance the flavor of your meal!!!
(Pardon the picture quality of ready stuffed brinjals, had guests in the house and I was feeling awkward to take pictures at the right frame.
Small size brinjals
Spices : coriander powder, red chilli powder,turmeric powder salt, a pinch of asafoetida (hing), garam masala, dry mango powder (amchoor), grinded fennel seeds(kuti hui sauf)
Wash and dry brinjals.
Now collect all spices in a bowl and add one or two tsp oil in it and mix everything together.
Cut brinjal horizontally and vertically – But make sure not to cut all the way, that is from end-to-end.
Fill in little quantity of spices mix in the gaps – both horizontally and vertically.
Heat one non stick or heavy bottomed pan and pour 4-5 spoons of oil in it. Place all spices filled brinjals in it.
Reduce the heat to sim, cover the pan and let them cook on sim flame
Keep on turning brinjals upside down for even cooking till they become tender from all sides.
Serve with roti, nan, plain paratha or rice!