Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stuffed brinjal masala(ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿ ಏಣ್ಣಗಾಯಿ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all

Very tasty and spicy vegetable masala which is perfect with Jowar rotti. This is a very common food in North Karnataka. And it is compulsory in menu in the marriages. Here is the regular recipe, what my mother makes, and even I follow the same.
Brinjal – 4 to 6 (small)
Onion – 1 big (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 1 line, chopped
Tamarind paste – 2 tbsp (soak the tamarind in warm water for half an hour then squeeze the juice)
Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp
Gurellu chutney powder – 2 tbsp (recipe will follow soon)
Red chilly powder – 1tbsp
Jaggery powdered – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tsp
For stuffed brinjal
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera – 1 tsp
Slit the brinjal in the middle and keep in the water.
Fry chopped onion in a pan till slightly brown. Remove in a plate, add all other ingredients except oil and mix it nicely.
This masala is so tasty, that we used to finish it with chapatti or rotti, before it was stuffed in the brinjal.
Now remove the brinjal from water and stuff the ready masala.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. After they start crackle, add jeera, and stuffed brinjal. Fry for one minute. Now add remaining masala and little water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Stuffed brinjal masala(ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿ ಏ
ಣ್ಣಗಾಯಿ) is ready to serve with hot rottis or chapattis.

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