Baingan Masala Recipe | Instant stuffed Brinjal Curry in Cooker with step by step photos:
My mornings are always busy in preparing breakfast,packing lunch boxes,getting my daughter ready and dropping her to school.All this happens in a span of 3 to 4 hours.So quite obvious why I mostly look for instant recipes 🙂 Recently my mother suggested me a stuffed baingan masala that can be made in cooker in a jiffy.Infact any recipe to do with brinjals are mine and my mother’s favorite.Few months ago I posted a video on badanekayi ennegayi in Karnataka style.The recipe I am going to post now is somewhat similar except that the stuffing would be a fine masala paste and it’s a kind of curry or gravy unlike the previous recipe.
This baingan masala goes perfectly well with roti,chapati,white rice and even dosas.I have made it slightly mild and added less amount of chilli.Moreover,I have used kashmiri red chilli powder.You can change the chilli measurement as per your spice preference.While grinding the masala I have added roasted peanuts which impart a nice aroma to the gravy.You can also optionally add about 1 tsp of roasted white sesame seeds along with peanuts.
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small brinjals – 4
salt – as per taste
oil- 2 tbsp
mustard – 1 tsp
cumin seeds – 1 tsp
lime juice – 1 tsp
butter – 1 tbsp
Ingredients for masala:
onion – 1
coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
roasted peanuts – 1/3 cup
jaggery – 1 tbsp
tamarind – half lime sized
garlic cloves – 8
red chilli powder – 1 tsp
garam masala powder – 1 tsp
turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Firstly,make cross cuts on brinjals in X shape so that we can stuff the masala in it.
- Soak brinjals in cold water for 10 minutes.
- To prepare masala,add 1 roughly chopped onion to blender.Also add 1/2 cup of coriander leaves,1/3 cup of roasted peanuts,1 tbsp of jaggery,half lime sized tamarind,8 garlic cloves,1 tsp of red chilli powder,1 tsp of garam masala powder,1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and little water.Grind them into a fine paste and add required quantity of salt and mix well.
- Stuff the masala paste inside soaked brinjals and keep aside.
- Place a cooker on stove and heat 2 tbsp of oil.
- Add 1 tsp of mustard seeds and once they start spluttering add 1 tsp of cumin seeds.
- Now add stuffed brinjals and the remaining masala into the cooker and fry the brinjals for a minute or so.
- Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water and pressure cook on high flame for 3 whistles.
- Once the pressure is released,open the lid and few chopped coriander leaves,1 tbsp of butter and 1 tsp of lime juice.Stir it gently and delicious stuffed baingan masala will be ready to serve!
Step by step photos:
Cross cut the brinjals and soak them in cold water for 10 minutes.
Grind all the ingredients required for ‘masala’ and grind them into fine paste.Add required quantity of salt and mix with masala. Stuff the masala inside each brinjal and keep them aside on a plate. heat 2 tbsp of oil in cooker and add 1 tsp of mustard seeds.Once they start spluttering add 1 tsp of cumin seeds too. Add stuffed brinjals and the remaining masala.Saute for a minute or so. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water and pressure cook on high flame up to 3 whistles. Once the pressure goes down,open the cooker lid and add few chopped coriander leaves,1 tbsp of butter and 1 tsp of lime juice. Stir it gently without breaking or mashing the brinjals. Serve them hot with roti,chapati,poori,white rice or even dosas.It a quick and easy recipe to make and tastes delicious!