Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bharli Vangi (Stuffed Eggplants)

Bharli Vangi is a classic Maharashtrian recipe. It is on the menu for most of the Maharashtrian functions like Lagna (wedding), Munja (thread ceremony), etc. Each region had its own variations. The classic Brahmin version that I usually make (from Ruchira cookbook) is without ginger-garlic or onions.

Even though today's post shows the use of ginger garlic and onions, it is entirely optional - I just wanted to try a little variation this time, but like I said, the recipe tastes just as good without the said ingredients.

Ingredients: 6-8 small eggplants,1 cup dry shredded coconut, 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, 1/4 cup sesame seeds,1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 tbsp Maharashtrian goda Masala or Garam Masala , 3 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder,1 tsp tamarind pulp,1 tbsp jaggery, 3 tsp oil, salt to taste, 3 tsp ginger-garlic paste (optional), 1 medium onion chopped (optional).

Procedure: 
Slit the eggplants into 4 vertical slits - remove stems if you want. But the eggplants have to be intact.
Roast and grind the peanuts, dry coconut, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin seeds. Add tamarind pulp, jaggery, ginger-garlic paste (optional), chopped onion (optional), salt as per taste, chili powder, turmeric powder and goda masala/garam masala.
 
 Stuff the eggplants with the masala.
 
 Heat oil in a kadai or pressure pan. Add mustard seeds, after they splutter, add asafoetida, red chilly powder and turmeric powder. Add the eggplants and the leftover masala. Cook for 3-4 mins. Add 1 cup water. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for about 20-25 min till the eggplants are cooked.

Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Poli/Chapati or Masale Bhaat (recipe coming soon).

45 comments:

Priya Yallapantula said...

Wow, I love the color of the gravy. It looks superb !!!

simran said...

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Krithi said...

We too make something similar... awesome..
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savitha ramesh said...

Looks yummy...love it.

Akila said...

My mouth is watering.... Spicy n yummy

Gayathri NG said...

Spicy n delicious curry, pics are drool worthy...

Gayathri NG said...

Spicy n delicious curry, pics are drool worthy...

Lavanya said...

This is my favourite n ur pics made me drool :)
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Prathibha said...

love this one..just had it yesterday..yummm

Tina said...

looks perfect and delicious...

Shanthi said...

Lovely recipe,looks tempting.

Shanthi said...

Lovely recipe,looks tempting.

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Zareena said...

Looks super yummy and delicious.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Mouthwatering....looks so delicious.

Jagruti said...

Mouthwatering...my fav veg..love it

Ganga Sreekanth said...

new to me......looks so yummy..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Stuffed brinjal sounds yummy

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow mouth watering here...luks delicious.

Suja Manoj said...

The gravy is so tempting,nice recipe,thanks for sharing..

yummylittlecooks said...

Another delicious way to cook eggplants...yum yum...

Roshni said...

Very beautiful... looks perfect

Now Serving said...

I can taste the yumminess of these - The brinjal looks fresh and delicious and the gravy is rocking :)

R said...

thanks everyone for ur appreciative comments :)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Super delicious recipe,looks tempting..we do make similar kind of stuffed brinjal with slight variation and it is in my archives...

Priya said...

Seriously am drooling over rite now,irresistible dish..

Kannada Cuisine said...

My favorite dish..we call it Ennegai :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this dish, the gravy looks superb.

Chandrani said...

Stuffed brinjal curry looka spicy and yummy.

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Rosh said...

Love the colour!! Looks so spicy...mouthwatering :-)

Rosh said...

Love the colour!! Looks so spicy...mouthwatering :-)

maha said...

I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

R said...

thanks everyone!!

Hema said...

Delicious curry, one of my favorites..

Lubna Karim said...

One of my favorite recipe....looks extremely yummy....

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

colorfull super tempting gravy

Namitha said...

That's a great recipe ! gravy looks beautiful

hemalata said...

Super tempting curry,I too prepare in the same way.

Zari(Nilam) said...

wow texture of gravy is so rich....great job.
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R said...

thank you for your lovely comments!

Kusum said...

Thats looks spicy and yummy!

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R said...

@kusum: thanks!

prakash kadam said...

bharli vangi, nice pakkala...

Prachi Deshpande said...

Tried your recipe today.... Turned out great... My husband loved it...
thanks for posting 😊