Stuffed Bulgur and Brinjal Bake


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Brinjal are filled with spicy cracked wheat, which is cooked with assorted vegetables and mixed with rich creamy tomato sauce. You will fall head-over-heels in love with this scrumptious dish!

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Baking Time: 15 minutes
Baking Temperature: 200°C (400 ° F)
Serves 4.
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Ingredients


2 big sized brinjals (baingan / eggplant)

For the mixture
1 cup broken wheat (dalia)
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup deseeded and diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp oil
salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

To be mixed for the tomato sauce (for the mixture)
2 tbsp instant tomato soup powder
1/3 cup water

Other ingredients
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
butter for greasing

Method

    For the mixture

    1. Boil 1½ cups of water in a pan, add the bulgur wheat and cook till it softens. Drain and keep aside.
    2. Heat the oil in another pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
    3. Add the carrots, capsicum, mushrooms, tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander and sauté for another few minutes till they are cooked.
    4. Add the bulgur wheat, oregano, salt and pepper stir for another 1 minute.
    5. Add the prepared tomato sauce and cream, mix well and cook for 2 more minutes.
    6. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Boil water in a pan, cut the brinjal into two halves and place them in boiling water and cook till soft.
    2. Remove and cool.
    3. Scoop the flesh of the brinjal and discard it.
    4. Stuff each half of the brinjal with 1 portion of the mixture and place them in greased baking dish.
    5. Repeat the same procedure for the other brinjal.
    6. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 minutes.
    7. Serve hot.
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