Bharwan Baingan, Healthy Bharwan Baingan, Stuffed Brinjal Recipe


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Bharwan Baingan always means a dose of excitement for your taste buds, whether it is made the Punjabi way with a rich coconut-based masala, or in a healthy way with less oil!

Here is a super tasty version of Bharwan Baingan, in which the brinjals are stuffed with a sweet, tangy and spicy besan mixture before pressure-cooking. The pressure-cooking methods enable you to get the same traditional taste without using oodles of oil!

You will enjoy the multi-faceted flavour of this dish, which tastes awesome with hot rotis .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Method
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and asafetida and allow the seeds to crackle.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and besan and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tamrind pulp, jaggery, coriander, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and keep aside.
  6. Slit the brinjals in the centre to make a criss-cross mark that divides each brinjal into 4 parts joined at the stem.
  7. Stuff the slits of each brinjal with the prepared mixture and keep the remaining mixture aside.
  8. Combine the stuffed brinjals and the remaining mixture with ½ cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  9. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
Accompaniments

Bajra Kand Rotis 
Lazeez Parathas 
Minty Green Peas and Cabbage Paratha ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking 
Spinach Stuffed Parathas 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 50 kcal
Protein 1.4 gm
Carbohydrtae 7.8 gm
Fat 1.5 gm
Fibre 3.7 gm

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Bharwan Baingan, Helathy Bharwan Baingan, Stuffed Brinjal Recipe
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 on 19 Jul 16 02:51 PM


i never eat brinjals but i tried this for first time n it was yummy??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Bharwan Baingan recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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29 Jul 16 09:37 AM
Bharva Baingan
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 on 24 Mar 15 12:11 PM


Hi, I tried this recipe and I loved it. It was yummyyyyy...
Bharva Baingan
4
 on 01 Feb 11 08:09 AM


I'm not a brinjal fan, but this recipe turned out better than I had expected!! The gravy and stuffing was awesome!!
Bharva Baingan
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 on 15 Oct 10 12:55 PM


i always avoided bharvan brinjals coz of the high amount of oil it requires for cooking untill i tried this low cal version! this recipe is surely a dieters choice as it uses just 1 tsp of oil and is pressure cooked. the filling is an innovative blend of onions and grated potatoes..different than ususal bharvan baingan mixture that uses only besan, spices and oil.