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Bharwa Baingan

Procedure:

  • Slice the brinjal fromt the centre
  • Put the brinjal in the microwave for 3-4 mins
  • TIP: Putting the brinjal in the microwave ensures it softens
  • TIP: To check if the brinjal has become soft, Poke knife into it
  • Scoop the insides of the brinjal gently
  • In a pan, add oil
  • Add green chillies
  • Add the onions
  • Fry the onions till they turn a pale pink
  • Add the garlic-ginger paste
  • Mix well
  • Add little coriander leaves
  • Add the scooped brinjal
  • TIP: Cook the brinjal for 2 mins
  • Add the mashed potatoes
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add dhaniya powder
  • Add jeera powder
  • Add little red chilli powder
  • Add coriander
  • Mix well
  • TIP: The filling can also be put in rotis/bread
  • For the batter:
  • In a bowl, add besan
  • Add salt
  • Add water
  • TIP: The water content has to be very little as the consistency should be thick
  • Fill the stuffing in the brinjal shells
  • Apply the batter on the stuffed brinjals
  • In a non-stick pan, pour oil
  • Once the oil is hot, fry the brinjal
  • Fry the brinjal on a slow flame
  • TIP: The besan and the filling become crisp when cooked on a slow flame
  • TIP: You can also add chaat masala on the brinjal
  • Bharwa Baingan is ready to be served

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