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Written by : LifeStyle Team
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Brinjal! The name itself is tempting and yes, being the king of veggies, it is one of the most favourite sabzi for all the vegetarians. And, as a baingan lover, you might have tasted various brinjal dishes but amidst all of them, 'Brinjal Masala' occupies the first place. Believe us! The fresh brinjal stuffed with the yummy spices and coated with the thick gravy will definitely allure your taste buds.

Wanna taste this tempting curry? Then without any delay, grab the preparation process doled out here...

Ingredients For Stuffing

  • Brinjal - ½ Kgbrinjal masala

  • Peanuts - 4 tbsp

  • Sesame seeds - 1-2 tbsp

  • Desiccated coconut - 4 tbsp

  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

  • Salt - ½ tsp

Ingredients For Gravy

  • Chopped tomatoes - 3

  • Chopped onions - 1 large

  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp

  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp

  • Cumin powder - ½ tsp

  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder - 1-2 tsp

  • Garam masala - ½ tsp

  • Salt as required

  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Ingredients For Curry

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Fenugreek seeds - ½ tsp

  • Curry leaves - 1 small sprig

  • Chopped onions - 1

  • Tamarind - lemon size (soak in water)

  • Water as required

  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves

  • Oil as required

Prior Preparation

  1. Extract the tamarind juice and set it aside.

  2. To prepare the stuffing, roast the ingredients - peanuts, sesame seeds, grated coconut and allow them to cool. Blend these ingredients by adding red chilli powder and salt. Set this stuff aside.

  3. To prepare the gravy, heat the oil in a pan and saute the chopped onions, tomatoes until they become soft and mushy.

  4. Now add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste and mix them well.

  5. Allow it cool and blend it to a smooth paste. Set this gravy aside.

Method To Prepare 'Baingan Masala'...

  1. Clean the brinjals and cut them slightly on the edges, horizontally and vertically. Fill all the slitted brinjals with the prepared stuffing.

  2. Now heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a pan and gently place the stuffed brinjals in it. Cover and cook it for 5 minutes and take it off the flame.

  3. Now heat 2 tbsp of oil in another pan and saute the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, chopped onions and curry leaves.

  4. Then add the prepared onion and tomato gravy to it and mix it well. Gently drop the roasted brinjals into it and pour the tamarind juice with little water.

  5. Stir it gently and cover and cook it for 8-10 minutes. Garnish it with the coriander leaves and take it off the flame.

The sizzling hot and mouth-watering, 'Brinjal Masala' is ready to devour now. Have it with the chapatis or hot steamed rice...

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