Ingredients:
To marinate brinjal:
Brinjals – 12, small size
Ginger and garlic – 2 tsp, grated
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 3 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

Ingredients for gravy:
Dry coconut powder – 2 tbsp
Onions – 1 cup, chopped
Tomato – 1/2 cup, chopped
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 4
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder
Coriander leaves – 4 tbsp, chopped
Peanuts – 2 tbsp, crushed
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil as required

Method:
1. Slit brinjal into 4 pieces lengthwise, keeping pieces attached.
2. Make a paste by mixing all ingredients for marinade.
3. Stuff the brinjals with the paste and set aside for 30 minutes.
4. Fry dry coconut powder and 2 tbsp onion in 2 tsp oil and grind to a paste.
5. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. When it starts popping add curry leaves and remaining onions and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add ginger garlic and cook again.
7. Add coconut paste with 1/2 cup water and cook till gravy thickens.
8. Add tomatoes, dry powders and salt.
9. Fry till all the masala is well cooked.
10. Add the brinjals with 2 cups of water and stir.
11. Cook covered on low heat for 15 minutes, till brinjals are tender.
12. Add 1 tsp sugar and 2 tsp lemon juice. Stir gently. Turn off heat.
13. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, crushed peanuts and coriander leaves.
14. Cover and keep for 5 more minutes.
15. Serve with rice.

Feel free to comment or share your thoughts on this recipe of Masala Baigan from Awesome Cuisine.

One thought on “Masala Baigan

  1. tripti said on April 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    by reading i found it nice.

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