Today's post is a very delicious dish ..brinjal & potato stuffed in crushed peanuts in roasted coconut masala It taste yummy & goes well with chapatti & rice do give it a try ..
1/2 kg baby brinjals/eggplant
1/2-3/4th cup dry coconut scraped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder (i used 1.5 tsp bottle masala)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tbsp roasted coriander powder
3 tbsp oil
Wash the brinjals make 4 slits on them & soak them in water for about 15 min.
Roast the peanuts ,remove the skin & crush it coarsely in a mixer.
Roast sesame seeds & the coconut till brown & fragnant.
Let it cool down then grind it with little water into a coarse paste.
Mix the powdered masala,crushed peanuts and salt to this paste.
Stuff the brinjals with this masala.
Heat oil in a kadhai add chopped onions and fry till translucent.
Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
Now add the remaining paste & the stuffed brinjals & potatoes.
add about 1 cup water & salt if needed & cook over low flame till the brinjals are cook and you see a nice layer of oil floating on top.
Serve hot with rice /chapati.
adding potatoes is optional you can prepare it with brinjals itself.