What is the difference between Stuffed Green Masala Brinjal and Stuffed brinjal/eggplant/aubergines (Bharva baigan)? Brinjals come in so many varieties and all over the world it is cooked with so many variations that we can just keep experimenting with this vegetable. Stuffed Green Masala Brinjal is cooked with the ingredients of gravy spices but in a slightly different way.
A few months back I had gone to meet my dear friend Veena with my daughter Apoorva. Veena is a wonderful cook and no matter how much she is busy, she never lets me go without having food. So during this visit also we were greeted with elaborate lunch. Among all the dishes that were laid out in front of us, there was one dish which was new for me. Veena told that it is green brinjal and Apoorva couldn’t believe that brinjal could be so good to eat!
I see green brinjals regularly in the market but never thought of trying them. Probably I was content with the variety of purple brinjals. But now after tasting Veena’s dish, I was determined to try them. I noted down the recipe from Veena and now green brinjals are a regular weekly basis vegetable in my kitchen.
Original recipe had fresh coconut and tamarind juice in the gravy masala. I replaced coconut with fresh coriander leaves and dry mango powder instead of tamarind juice. Feel free to use any of these as per your taste.
I have a few more varieties of brinjal dishes in the blog. If you are interested can check them also…
Stuffed brinjal/eggplant/aubergines (Bharva baigan)
Baigan ka bharta (roasted balloon eggplant/brinjal cooked with spices)
1 onion, 2 tomatoes, 6-7 spicy green chillies, tiny pieces of ginger and green coriander leaves
4 tbsp coriander powder, 2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp clove powder, 2 tsp cinnamon powder,1 tsp dry mango powder or tamarind juice and salt as per your taste.
7-8 tbsp oil
Wash and dry brinjals and keep them separate.
Chop onions finely and grate tomatoes, red chillies and ginger.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed or non stick pan and add chopped onion, ginger and green chilies. Sauté them on medium heat till onions are transparent.
Chop coriander leaves very fine.
Add chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves and all spices, other than dry mango powder.
Let it cook till tomatoes are cooked and add dry mango powder.
Switch the gas off and let it cool down completely. Later, grind everything in paste consistency.
Cut brinjals vertically as shown in the picture below.
Fill in ground masala paste in all brinjals and keep them in a pan. Pour rest of the oil and remaining masala on all brinjals. Cover them and let them cook on sim heat.
Keep on turning them upside-down in between for even cooking.
- When brinjals become tender and are cooked completely from all sides, switch off the gas and serve these delicious green stuffed masala brinjals with rice or chapatis.
25 thoughts on “Stuffed Green Masala Brinjal”
Well, I am the same as you….hardly buy green brinjals Deeksha. But on your recommendation will definitely surely try it 👍
I always ignored them Radhika, but now I like them so much. Simply cooking them with potatoes, onion and tomatoes also gives a good dish. I hope you too will start liking them!!
Thanks a lot for sharing another great recipe.
You are always welcome Francis.
Thanks a lot 😊
Very good😘😘😘😘Kiss from Italy
Thank you very much 😊
Have a great weekend.
The green ones are truly unusual to find! I have never found them in the States. Good discovery, Deeksha!
I never saw these in my native, but in Bangalore they are everywhere. I just never tried. But I am so glad that now even my daughter loves brinjal vegetable.
We were visiting a friend yesterday and somehow got to talk about Indian food and vegetables. He had been looking for a cookbook … and I was very happy (again!) to have found your blog – and to be able to recommend it to him: everything he is likely to need, elegantly explained with good photos and recipes! 🙂 🙂
Have a wonderful week, Deeksha! 🙂
Elena, that’s really kind of you to remember me and recommend the blog ahead. Means a lot to me ❤️ 😊🤗🤗
Have a great week ahead!
Loved the recipe
Thanks a lot ☺️☺️
So tempting 😊😋👍👍
I am glad that you liked brinjals Urvashi ☺️
Looks delicious my friend.. 😋 me tongs and mouths watering.. lol.. 😊👍🙏💙
Thanks a bunch ☺️☺️
Love this recipe, green brinjal stuffed this way must taste awesome!
Nisha, brinjals came out really good. It was great to have them with roti.
Thank you very much 😊
Thank you for sharing the recipe of lot of wonderful dishes.
Sri, thank you very much for surfing the blog and appreciating the posts 😊☺️