Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Mysterious Stuffed Eggplant Curry / Kalonji Baingan

Many people do not like eggplant and there is a mystery how to use them to make flavorfull curries. The wonder of indian spices is a vegetable like eggplant can become a exotic dish.

This dish is tradionally known as Kalonji Barvan Baingan. Kalonji/Nigella is a dark and mysterious spice that adds flavorful surprise to this dish that will make eggplants taste superb.

The recipe courtesy goes to vah reh vah . His excitement inspired me to try this wonderfull eggplant curry

  • 12 small eggplants/brinjal/baigan of equal size
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp cummin seeds/jeera
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds/sarso
  • 1/4 tsp nigella seeds/kalonji
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds/saunf
  • 1/8 tsp fenugreek/methi
For stuffing
  • 4 red chilli
  • 1 tbsp coriander/dhania seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/sarso
  • 1/2 tsp cummin seeds/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds/kalonji
  • 1 tsp fennal/saunf
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain/caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds/methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
Dry roast red chilli, coriander, mustard, cummin, kalonji,methi,ajwain,saunf till the nice aroma will come ,then cool it and make fine powder .

Add turmeric powder,amchur powder,chilli powder and salt and mix properly .Then add little water to this mixture so it binds mildly.

Wash the eggplants ,cut the stem little bit and then cut through the eggplant with a  pluse sign upto the stem as shown in the pic.Stuff the eggplants with the prepared stuffing carefully

Heat oil in the frying pan and add cummin,mustard,kalonji,saunf,and methi seeds and fry till cummin splutters ,once it splutters arrange the stuffed eggplants in the pan and cover the pan with a lid and cook in the low flame .Roll the eggplant occasionally to ensure it cooks on all sides.

Once it soft and cooked on all sides add the remaining leftover masala with some salt and stir softly , cover and cook for another min and swith off the flame

Enjoy you stuffed eggplants with hot steamed rice or rotis 


Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

WOW, eggplants look yummy :)

Kitchen Queen said...

i wish i can get these eggplants hee, ours eggplants has so much seeds in it, it doesnt taste good no matter what stuffing u put. yours looks delicious. do visit me too.

Arti said...

I love the masala that you have made Satya and can feel the flavorful aroma even from such a long distance. The pictures are delightfully tempting as always. The addition of Kalonji is a surprise for me... Will remember it the next time I am making it. Wish you a wonderful coming Sunday :)

kitchen queen said...

delicious stuffed brinjal curry with wonderful clicks.

Vimitha Anand said...

Eggplants look so spicy and yummy

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious stuffed eggplant curry.

Poornima Porchelvan said...

Stuffed eggplant looks very yummy.

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Swati Sapna said...

I love adding kalonji in my dishes! Its one of the most beautiful, subtly aromatic spices ever. Havent tried it in stuffed brinjals so far but am sure it tastes as good as it looks :)

Shoba Shrinivasan said...

Looks very delicious Sathya. The eggplants are all well cooked and look yummy!



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