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Stuffed Eggplant (Brinjal) recipe- How to stuff Tips
Do you like stuffed vegetable dishes?
Why Stuffed Brinjal / stuffed eggplant recipe?
Because all of us love some stuff. We like getting stuffed with latest trends, ideas, updates and even stuffing our stomach with delicious, rare, and new foodstuffs. Similarly, we are going to stuff our brinjal here to make it become a wonderful, awesome dish.
Most of us while eating food, may be wondering about the tastes and appearances and many of us may even like to be able to self-prepare such recipes. Stuffed Brinjal is one such dish that attracts your attention immediately. Its design and appearance catches your sight and creates some sensation in your stomach to taste it without waiting further.
Eating out is something great. But self-preparing and sharing the joy with others is something greater. I am using the word greater because it is not simply greater but something more satisfying (but may not be the best as it involves your time and energy).
So I wanted to share my experience and joy in cooking this stuffed recipe.
Too many varieties of stuffing material for brinjal recipe
Different kinds of stuffed brinjal dishes are now popular stuffing different people of different regions according to their tastes and choices.
Some popular stuff used for stuffing:-
- Besan or chickpea powder
- coconut powder or paste
- red chilli, pulses, and spice powder
- Ginger, green chilli paste
Another classification of stuffed brinjal recipe relates to either cooking in tamarind juice or dry frying in oil.
In this hub, I am dealing with the stuffing of red chilli included spicy powder cooked in light tamarind juice which is a more popular variety of stuffed brinjal recipe found in Andhra Pradesh of India.
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Ingredients for Stuffed Brinjal recipe
small round brinjals
confirm do not have worms
for extracting juice
split chickpeas or pulses
for making powder
dry red chillies
to fry for powder
to fry for powder
mustard seeds, cumins
to fry for powder
curry leaves (optional)
for good colour
Ingredients for Stuffed Brinjal eggplant recipes
Step by step instructions for Stuffed Brinjal eggplant recipes
- The First thing to do is to soak the tamarind in 100 ml water.
- Now, you may cut the brinjals into the water in a large bowl. Cut the brinjal into four parts vertically from bottom end to a little bit below top end so that the whole brinjal keeps held together intact as shown in the images.
- Now, come to frying the ingredients for preparing the powder to be stuffed into brinjals.
- Light stove and place the frying pan on it with a tablespoon of oil. Heat it.
- Add the pulses into it and fry for some time, till they are slightly reddish.
- Now, add the other ingredients of chillies, coriander seeds, and fry for some time.
- Then add remaining items of mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida. Fry again and before removing from flame add curry leaves. Turn a bit and put off the flame.
- Leave the fried items to cool for some minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare the tamarind juice. Remove the waste from it. You can filter juice with a filtering tool like the tea filter.
- You can now grind the fried ingredients in a mixie to make powder. Do not make too much fine. A little bit roughness of powder is good for health and also for presenting a nice appearance of the recipe.
- Fill the powder into the brinjals as shown in the image and as per detailed procedure that is shown in the video below.
- Now, light the stove and place the frying pan or cooking pan on flame adding two tablespoonfuls of oil for wow preparation.
- When oil is heated, place the filled brinjals one by one into it spreading them all along the width of the pan. You can gently turn them with a spatula in the oil for a minute.
- Then add the tamarind juice. Make the juice dilute so that total quantity of juice can be up to 250 ml.
- Now, cook the brinjals for about 10 minutes. If you can gently turn them once or twice within that 10 minute period and replace the lid each time, it will become a beautiful well-cooked recipe as shown in the image.
Step by step images for Stuffed eggplant recipes
Stuffed Brinjal recipe facts
- Stuffed brinjal may not be healthy for persons with irritation, itching skin, and blood pressure symptoms. They are not recommended to eat this dish regularly. But eating once in a month may not be a problem for anybody.
- This recipe requires much oil for preparation. Once for frying the stuffing ingredients, and again for cooking the stuffed brinjals.
- Tamarind is not so unhealthy as most of the people may be thinking. It is good for Vitamin C and digestion. But daily usage is not so good.
Stuffed Brinjal recipe preparation
About the Video for stuffed brinjal recipe
This video and images are taken for preparation of seven brinjals (approx. 300 grams) only. So do not get confused with quantities. The actual ingredient quantities for the preparation of 400-gram brinjal is given in the ingredient table of my hub.
Actually, we are only 3 people and so, I thought of preparing 6 brinjals only. My son wanted one extra for him. So I prepared seven.
Brinjal Curry choices
Which type of Brinjal Curry do you like?
Additional Tips for stuffed brinjal recipe preparation
- You may reduce or increase the quantities of tamarind or other spices according to your choices.
- If you do not find tamarind or do not like it, you can substitute it with lemon juice or other sour powder or pastes. In that case, you may require cooking the stuffed brinjals in more oil as there will be no liquid for cooking. You can add lemon or other substitutes only when it is fully got cooked and you are about to remove it from the flame.
- So, I think tamarind juice cooking is healthier as it consumes less oil and also easy to cook.
- Take care to watch that the recipe does not get burnt due to less liquid or high heat. Due to this factor and for better cooking, I advise mixing or turning the brinjals twice during cooking so that you can have an idea of the flame required and further duration of time it may take to get cooked without burning.