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Stuffed Eggplant Masala

Stuffed Eggplant Masala


6 small eggplants
1 onion sliced thinly
2tbsp of tamarind paste
1/4 cup of sesame oil
1/2tsp of mustard seeds
1/2tsp of cumin seeds
1/2tsp of urad daal
2 dried chillies

Masala ingredients:

2 Tbsp. chana dhal
4 curry leaves
2 Tbsp. urad dhal
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/4 cup coconut
1 tsp. fennel seeds
4 red chilies
8 black peppercorn
1/2 cup ground nuts
2tbsp cashew nuts
1/4 tsp hing
Salt to taste

Preparation Methods:

Split the eggplant halfway with a knife and shallow fry til they become half tender. In a frying pan ,saute masala ingredients in 2 tsp. oil for 5 minutes. Once the mixture is cooled, grind into a powder. Mix the powdered masala with 1 tbsp of tamarind and make it into a paste. Stuff the paste equally into the slit of each eggplant piece.

In a skillet over medium heat, heat the rest of the oil. Saute mustard seeds, cumin seeds,urad dhal . onions and curry leaves. When urad dhal turns into golden color, add the eggplants. Turn the eggplants very slowly so that …