Stuffed Brinjal Maharashtriyan style

Ingredients(3-4 servings)

250 gms baby brinjals

1/4 cup peanuts

1/2 cup dry coconut (grated)

4-5 cloves garlic

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp red chili powder

1/4 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder

1/4 tsp cuminseeds

2 tbsp oil

2 tsp tamarind pulp

2 cups water

Saltto taste

Method(How to make stuffed brinjals)

Wash the brinjals, slit them without breaking them and soak in the water.

Now heat a pan and roast the peanuts first, and after that roast grated coconut separatelytill it become light brown and smell fragrant. and keep aside.

Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and saute onion and garlic till soft. and keep aside for cool down.

When the coconut, peanutsand onion garlic cool down, grindthem as a fine paste with some water but not to make too liquid.

Now add all dry masala powder into the paste and mix well.

Add salt and tamarind pulp now stuffing is ready.

Now fill all baigan with this stuffing properly and keep aside.

Heat oil in the pan add cumin seed and stuffed baigan put half cup water and close the lid and cook on medium flame for 30-35 minuts.

Keep checking in between and if the stuffed brinjals looks dry add some more water and cook till soft.

Garnish with coriander leaves serve hot with chapati or paratha