Monday, March 19, 2012

Bharwa Baigan /Masala Baigan/Stuffed Brinjals

Baby eggplants stuffed with fresh green gram and Indian spices- a speciality of Uttar Pradesh

masala stuffed brinjals

  • Small round brinjals (eggplants)- 8
  • Fresh green gram/choliya - 4 tblsp (optional)
  • Potatoes - 2
  • Gram flour - 2 tblsp
  • Coriander powder - 2.5 tblsp
  • Mango powder - 2 tblsp
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tblsp
  • Crushed fennel seeds (saunf)- 2 tblsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil -  3 tblsp + 5 tblsp

  1. Wash and slit the brinjals. Slice potatoes in thick roundels and then make a slit in the centre .
  2. Take a bowl and mix all the spices, gram flour, fresh green gram and oil.
  3. Stuff this mixture in the brinjals and potatoes.
  4. Gently press and seal the mixture by pressing it with your thumb.
  5. Heat 5 tbls of oil in a pan, add asafoetida, and then put potatoes and brinjals, mix gently and then cover and cook on slow flame .
  6. Keep turning the sides after every 2 minutes.
  7. It will take approx.10 minutes to cook .
  8. Sprinkle some chopped coriander when done.
  9. Serve hot or cold.
Serving suggestions-serve as a side dish with meals or use as a travel food.

  1. This dish stays fresh for about 4 days at room temperature, during winters.
  2.  Variation-can substitute green gram with fresh green peas or fresh lilva or tuvar or without adding any of these,just stuff with the masala.


Chandrani said...

Stuffed brinjal looks yumm.

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Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so yummy. Am drooling here...

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faseela said...

wow...yummy recipe....luvd the stuffing u used...

Hema said...

Very delicious recipe, that's a nice different stuffing..

Pari said...

Love the rustic filling, I'm very sure this will taste awesome. sadly, I do not get fresh chana here.

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Kaveri said...

A new recipe..looks yummy

Julie said...

Yummy n perfect side with Indian Staples!

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Loveforfood said...

simply superb...i'm drooling over here....

Deepti said...

Stuffed brinjal looks awesome! Never tried it with fresh green gram, A good one to try !

Rasi said...

love the stuffing..have never done anything with green gram :)

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Aarthi said...

brinjal is my fav

Fathima said...

Stays fresh for four days without refrigeration! Wow! What a treasure we have in our traditional recipes. Thank you so much for this unusual recipe. Can we make it with green peas, because I am in Saudi and I dont think green gram will be available here?

Mélange said...

My God,that's such a delightful stuffing Mayeka...I completely gone for it.Slurp !

Prathibha said...

looks very delicious n nice variation for d usual stuffing