Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baby Eggplant Roast

          Today's recipe is going to be another brinjal/ eggplant dish. I have used these mini baby brinjals for this curry. The masala that I have used here is actually used for stuffing these brinjals, but since these cuties were really small, I didn't stuff them. This is a slightly different masala with ginger, green chillies and peanuts (recipe source: one of my Andhra friends) which gives a very different flavor to this curry, goes very well with both rice and rotis..

Need To Have

  • Baby Eggplants - 35
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - to garnish
  • Salt - to taste

To Grind 

  • Roasted Peanuts - 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies - 3 chopped


          Trim the stem and slit the brinjals as shown and keep it soaked in water with some salt.

          Roast all the ingredients except the peanuts in a little oil and grind it coarsely with the peanuts, without adding any water.

          Heat some oil, add the mustard and cumin seeds, when it starts spluttering, add the asafoetida followed by the onions.

          Saute the onions for about 2 minutes, then add the eggplants, mix for a minute. Then add the turmeric powder, salt and about 2 tablespoons of water, cover and cook till the vegetable is done, keep stirring in between.

          Once the vegetable is cooked, remove the lid, add the ground masala, continue sauteing for another 5 minutes. Garnish with the coriander and switch off.

If you don't get baby eggplants, you can use the bigger ones (sliced into big cubes), but the curry might not turn as dry. Also if the small eggplants are not really small, then after slitting, stuff it and then proceed the same way.
Before adding the ground masala, see to that all the moisture is gone.
You can also add some tamarind paste or a small marble size tamarind to the above masala while grinding.
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  1. looks mouthwatering dear..yummy & fab clicks!!

  2. wow babies look so cute :) very tempting roast

  3. Brinjal is my favorite veggie! You got really cute brinjals Hema! :) I too make stuffed egg plant, but this stuffing is new to me. Shall try it soon!

  4. Slurp, seriously ur picture is just torturing me Hema, love with some curd rice.

  5. Delicious Eggplant roast Hema, I love to try it.

  6. This is my favorite veggie.. Deliciously prepared..

  7. Wow! looks so delicious.I liked that you added peanuts.

  8. Omg Hema,i can't resit here...killing recipe...sure will try it:)

  9. my fav Hema.. But rest of my family is not a big fan :-( Now tempted to do... So nicely done

  10. Hema, I loved this recipe. Truly tempting!

  11. Oh! love these cuties Hema...they look wonderful

  12. Hema, u have nice eggplant recipes, love this kind of stuffed brinjal recipes...looks too tempting :)
    Am recovering dear but typing causes more pain :( otherwise am ok..

  13. OMG! super tempting... Love to taste it....

  14. Hi ! You have a nice blog with wonderful clicks . I have just started following you and it would be highly appreciating if you may follow me back.

  15. Love this one, we too make a similar one with peanut stuffing

  16. wow they look so cute and adorable..

  17. looks very tempting roast & yummy!!

  18. Super hema,love those cute brinjal n different stuffing masala!!

  19. Hi Hema,

    These baby eggplants look so yummy! I have a version in my blog that has the ginger, and cilantro and everything else except the peanuts! Lovely clicks.


  20. Looks soo tempting.. Will try this soon :-)