Bharwan Baingan


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Bharwan baingan is a delicious stuffed baigan or brinjal recipe. The eggplants are sliced lengthwise and filled up with an awesome blend of indian spice powders such as ajwain(carrom seeds), cumin ,asafoetida, mustard seeds, etc.

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Makes 4 servings
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500 gms small round brinjal (baingan / eggplant)

To Be Mixed Together For The Filling
1 tsp roasted and powdered carom seeds (ajwain)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp roasted and powdered fennel seeds (saunf)
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi) powder
2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1/2 cup mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tbsp sliced ginger (adrak) for garnish

  1. Wash and slit the brinjals length wise from the base towards the stalk, dividing first into half and making another slit dividing each into quarters.
  2. Stuff each brinjal with the prepared filling and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan, add the brinjals and mix gently.
  4. Cover and cook till the brinjals turn tender, stirring a few times in between.
  5. Serve hot garnished with sliced ginger.
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This recipe was contributed by bhuvanaygsr on 17 Aug 2011

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