Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bharwa Baingan - Stuffed eggplant

K had got these beautiful eggplants from the local farmer's market last weekend. Thankfully, even after a week of lying in the 'fridge, they were fresh. I was craving for "Bhare (Stuffed)Baingan" but did not want to use an elaborate recipe. Surfing the Net I found this simple recipe from this blog. I made a few minor changes and believe you me, the taste was divine :)
8-10 pieces of tiny eggplants
1 tbsp red chili powder
2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp jeera powder
1 tsp chaat masala
Salt, to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Chopped coriander leaves, to garnish
Mix red chilli powder + coriander powder + garam masala powder + jeera powder + salt + lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside. Wash the eggplants, pat dry and slit them through the middle (see picture). Now put the filling into the slits of the eggplants. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the eggplants. Cover cook on medium heat, turning them once in a while so that the eggplans are evenly cooked. Sprinkle chaat masala, and the chooped coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice - Dal or with piping hot Parathas and Raita. Enjoy !


Asha said...

Those Eggplants look delicious.Beautiful pics.Thanks for the recipe:))

bee ( said...

looks very very good.

Mythreyee said...

Oh so wonderful. I have of late started trying out recipes with Eggplants and this is sure a perfect one to try. I love stuffed Baingan and your version is sure a heavenly dish for all Baingan lovers. Thanks for sharing.

roopa said...

hey this looks very delicious!
one ? how long did you take to bake it that way?

Vini K said...

Hey Sangeeta,those eggplants look beautiful raw,I am sure it will taste a blast.Unusual filling,I should say!

Ricky said...

Hi Sangeeta, I made the recipe today and it came out awesome. Me and my brother loved it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and your blog. Take care!!

anu said...

they are really delicious baigans iv ever had thanks sangeeta

Manju said...


Found your blog while googling for stuffed baingan recipe. it sounds great. i am definitely going to try this. you have a very good site in here. keep up the good work.