Humpty Dumpty- Brinjal Cartoon ( Fruits and Vegetable Carvings)


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Humpty Dumpty- Brinjal Cartoon ( Fruits and Vegetable Carvings)


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Humpty Dumpty- Brinjal Cartoon ( Fruits and Vegetable Carvings) recipe - How to make Humpty Dumpty- Brinjal Cartoon ( Fruits and Vegetable Carvings)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 humpty dumpty

Ingredients

What You Will Need
1 medium oval black brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
1 cherry tomato
of yam (suran)
2 thick and thin bhavnagari red chillies
2 tendlis
1 carrot
pins
toothpicks
chopping board
knife
peeler
Method
    Method
  1. Cut the tip of the brinjal using a knife and discard it. Ensure not to cut the entire green leaf-like portion as that will form the collar. From the opposite side, trim the edge slightly using a knife so that the brinjal gets a flat base to stand.
  2. On the side of the green leaf of the brinjal, using a knife, make approx. 1" round which is ½ cm deep. Leaving ½ cm from the circumference, on the inner side again make another round using a knife.
  3. Gently lift up the portion in between the two rounds and detach it form the brinjal. Similarly make a thin eyebrow using a knife. Make another eye leaving around 1½ to 2" between the two eyes.
  4. In between the two eyes keeping enough distance, carve the lips using a knife.
  5. Gently lift up the portion between lips and detach it from the brinjal.
  6. In between the eyes and the lips, attach a cherry tomato with a pin as the nose. This becomes the face and body of the humpty dumpty.
  7. Immerse the brinjal in ice-cold lemon water. This is to prevent the brinjal from turning black. Keep aside till use.
  8. Take a yam and using a knife cut into two parts. We would use only one portion here.
  9. Trim one portion the yam slightly from one side so as to get a flat base to stand.
  10. Keep the yam on a chopping board with a flat side facing downwards. With the tip of a knife, cut a horizontal line from left to right.
  11. Keeping the knife at an angle of 45° cut another horizontal at a distance of ½ mm from left to right. Gently lift up the portion in between the 2 lines and discard it.
  12. Repeat to make parallel left to right slits at a distance of 1 cm.
  13. Repeat the same procedure to make small vertical slits between the horizontal slits in a way that it looks like bricks. This is the wall of the humtpy dumpty. Keep aside.
  14. Place one thick red chilli on the chopping board and cut around 1½ cm from its tapering end and discard it.
  15. From its broader end and cut the chilli in a slant way, using a knife so that it is easy to attach it to the brinjal.
  16. Take a tendli and trim it off from one side so it can stand on a flat surface. Attach the tendli to the red chilli using a pin. This becomes the leg of humpty dumpty. Repeat the steps 12-14 to make one more leg.
  17. Peel and cut a thin slice of carrot using a knife.
  18. Using a knife, cut the bow shape from the sliced carrot.
  19. Cut a small piece of the red chilli, using a knife and attach it in the middle of the bow with a pin. Keep aside.
  20. Place the yam (wall) on a chopping board with the carved side facing you and attach the brinjal (body) with the flat side facing downwards to the yam using 2 toothpicks.
  21. Attach both the red chillies (legs) to the flat base of the brinjal (the body) using a toothpick.
  22. Attach the carrot (bow) just above the chillies (legs) using a pin or toothpick.
  23. Place the hat on top of the brinjal ( body).
  24. Trim the thin red chillies from their broader side and attach them as hands to the brinjal (bosy) using pins.
  25. To decorate use chopped dill leaves (shepu/suva bhaji) to get a garden effect and place a few colourful flowers in between.


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