Monday, September 27, 2010

Eggplant curry stuffed with coconut


4 medium sized small eggplants if it is really small about 8
1 + 1/2 tbsp oil
1 onion (4 tbsp chopped)
1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup coconut grated
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp chillie powder
1/4 tsp chillie flakes optional
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp tamarind to pulp
1 tbsp jaggery chunk (not grated)
2 cups water (to cover half the eggplant)
1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped garnish

Heat 1/2 tbsp oil add cumin, fennel, fenugreek seeds then onions. When onions are soft add the ginger garlic paste and coconut saute till coconuts are golden brown. Remove from heat add spices then stuff the eggplants, there will be some left over. Can grind this mixture to a paste then stuff or stuff without grinding. Slit the eggplant about 4 times vertically keeping the top intact, trim the top stem a little.

Heat 1 tbsp oil and saute the sides of the eggplant slightly till the outside of the eggplant changes colour. Then add jaggery, tamarind pulp the left over coconut mixture and cook on medium low heat for about 20 to 30 minutes covered till the eggplant is soft. When it is soft cook uncovered till the water has absorbed to a thick paste. Can keep the eggplants whole or lightly press it when it is cooking, I like to press it.

Adjust salt and spices. Remove from heat add coriander leaves mix it and keep it covered for a few minutes then serve hot with rice, bread or flat bread.

54 comments:

  1. I love stuffed brinjal in any form. This version looks great :)

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  2. Delicious stuffed brinjal...very tempting...

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  3. i love stuffed brinjal ...i love the way u made them ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Stuffed eggplants are always my fav..love the way u prepared them,very tempting..

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  5. delicious and flavored your stuffed eggplants!

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  6. Oh man that looks really yummy..love the stuffing,really good.

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  7. My fav too..very nicely done..the pic is soooo tempting!

    US Masala

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  8. i love this dish...i love anything with eggplants:) thank you for sharing.

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  9. Love eggplants and your stuffing sounds awesome: coconut and fenugreek are among my favourites!

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  10. I have never tried eggplants with coconut, it's interesting!

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  11. New kind of stuffing for eggplant stuffed dish...looks tempting...

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  12. That's a yummy eggplant curry flavored with lots of spices

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  13. delicious veggie recipe, looks yum

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  14. This looks and sounds fantastic...love the flavors :)

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  15. Yummy eggplant dish...love it

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  16. Luv stuffed egg plants .... ur's look so flavorful and delish !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  17. Stuffed eggplant looks delicious. New kind of stuffing.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. if am not wrong this is the super delicious curry they serve at Kamat. love this dish Akheela. looks so so good with rice.

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  19. Sounds delicious though it is new to me..

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  20. I love eggplant, I love coconut, what's not to like about this recipe?

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  21. Love stuffed aubergines. Will try with coconut next time!

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  22. Interesting way of preparing eggplant. Looks quite nice.

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  23. i loved to eat eggplant and this is looking tasty i will try

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  24. wooowwwww.. stuffed eggplant... loooks so yummy.. drooling here....

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  25. wow..all the wonderful spices. I love eggplants too. btw, never heard of jaggery chunk before, but again what do I know. This is wonderful recipe.

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  26. Sounds so delicious, a wonderful combo with the addition of coconut!

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  27. hi.
    love the stuffed version in any form and this looks really tempting.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  28. Thats an interesting stuffing..im wondering why everyones suddenly posting so many egg plant recipes.

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  29. perfect n delicious!! will go along with pulao

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  30. that looks delish...beautiful space u have here!

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  31. This sounds delicious! I love all cooking with curry and garam masla...Yummy! :)

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  32. That's a really gorgeous bowl of curry, A. Thanks for helping make us all more aware that fenugreek is a legume - a great recipe for MLLA.

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  33. Drool! I love eggplants in any thing but with your spice pairings that is the best way. Lovely photo too.

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  34. mmmm yum yum curry..looks spicy..

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  35. Is the ginger garlic paste something you made or a product that's bought? I love the thought of fresh ginger and garlic mashed up together. This looks incredible.

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  36. Hi, u got a sunshine award http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

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  37. Oh, eggplant curry sounds fantastic!

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  38. Wow, does this look really good, all the different seeds really make it for me too!

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

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