Aug 3, 2009

Bharlela Baingan or Brinjals stuffed with peanuts

This recipe is a Marathi Indian recipe made up mainly of the flavors of Brinjal and peanuts .Its also  has many different names like “Bharali Vaangi “ and “BHARWAN BAINGAN RECIPE”.

You could also change the Peanuts to cashew nuts to change the flavor . but the originalrecipe tastes best with peanuts.

bagerlela baingan


10/12 small round brinjals
(available in indian groceries)
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup peanut powder or peanuts
coriander-cumin seeds
(1 tbsp each)
maharashtrian goda masala
(4 tbsp)


eggplant with peanuts

Remove stems & give four slits (not fully) to the brinjals.
Wash them in a salt water & keep aside.
Roast coconut, sesame seeds, coriander-cumin seeds together.
Grind this mixture with tamarind, jaggery, peanut powder, ginger-garlic paste,
salt, chilli powder & goda masala.
Fill all the brinjals with this paste. In a pan heat oil & add mustard seeds.
When starts spluttering add asafoetida, turmeric powder.
Add the brinjals. Pour in some water just to cover the top of brinjals.
Cover & heat on a medium flame for about 15 min.
Remove the lid & stir. Garnish with coriander leaves.
1/4 cup sesame seeds
tamarind (a pinch)
chilli powder
ginger garlic paste (if you like)
turmeric powder


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