Now you can try something different and tastier than the normal baingan ka bharta with this underrated vegetable, brinjal. This unique stuffing made with peanuts can make this vegetable your kid’s favorite dish. This easy but tasty recipe can be made any time with readily available ingredients like peanut, onions, brinjals, etc.
A vegetable like a brinjal is underrated and not liked by many. But, you will be surprised to know that there are so many ways you can make this vegetable tasty enough for your kids and family. Apart from the normal fare of baingan ka bharta and other recipes, this dish of stuffed brinjal will leave you wanting for more! Now brinjal can become your kid’s favorite!
Prep Time: 45 mins
Level of Cooking: Moderate
Ingredients For The Stuffed Brinjal
- 4 Brinjals
- 2 cups of coarsely ground peanut
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 3-4 green chilies finely chopped
- Half a bunch of coriander leaves
- 1 small cup Garlic-ginger paste
- Salt as needed
- Oil for deep frying
- 1 Lemon wedge
Step 1: The Stuffingà In a bowl, mix the ground peanut, onion, chilies, and the ginger-garlic paste that you have prepared. Then add the coriander to the mixture, salt as per taste, and squeeze a lemon wedge into the mixture. Keep this mixture aside for later.
Step 2: The Brinjalsà Get ready to cut the brinjals in a criss-cross pattern into 4pieces from the stem side only halfway through. Take care not to cut and separate all the pieces. Now get the mixture you had kept aside and put the stuffing inside the half-cut brinjals. Press them firmly without applying too much pressure to level the stuffing with the brinjals.
Step 3: Deep Fryà Now, take a deep skillet and pour cooking oil for deep frying. When the oil heats up, start by dropping the stuffed brinjal one by one into the oil on a medium flame. Remember not to spill the contents of the brinjal into the oil. When you feel the brinjals have become softer, take them out and put them on a plate.
You can simply eat them with chapatis or serve them as snacks to your kids.