Dry Coconut Stuffed Brinjals

29 Apr

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Endu Kobbari Karam Tho Gutti Vankaya

Stuffed eggplants are most sought after recipes of South India. No other vegetable is stuffed or cooked to the extent that eggplant is cooked. In this stuffed brinjal recipe, slices of dry coconut is fried along with red chiles and few cloves of garlic. They are then ground into powder and stuffed in to deep fried eggplants.
Makes: 5 Stuffed Eggplants

Ingredients:

Small Purple Eggplants 5
Dry Coconut (Sliced) 1/2 Cup
Dried Red Chiles 4 – 6
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Garlic 5 Pods
Green Onion 1
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying + 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and slice the green onion.
Peel and slice the garlic pods.
Wash and slit the eggplants vertically making a plus cut keeping its stem intact.
Soak the eggplants in salted water until ready to be deep fried.
Deep fry the eggplants in medium hot oil for 20 – 30 seconds or until eggplants turn little soft.

Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan on medium heat, add sliced dry coconut, broken dried red chiles and garlic pods.
Fry until the coconut starts to change color.
Cool and grind all the ingredients along with turmeric and salt into powder using a spice blender.
Don’t add water, start grinding with red chiles and then add in dry coconut and finally garlic pods.

Stuff a spoon full of ground dry coconut red chile powder into deep fried eggplants.
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped green onion and place the stuffed eggplants into hot pan.
Cook covered for around two minutes or until eggplants are completely cooked.
Uncover and fry for a minute.
Serve brinjal with dry coconut stuffing over steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure not to over fry the eggplants. But make sure they are completely cooked before removing from the heat.

Suggestions: Eggplants are little raw – Put back the stuffed eggplants back into the pan. Sprinkle water and cook them on low heat till completely soft from inside.
Variations: Brinjal Stuffed with Garlic, Moong Dal in Brinjal, Brinjal with Besan, etc…
Other Names: Bharwan Baingan, Kopra Stuffed Baingan, Stuffed Baby Eggplants.

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3 Responses to “Dry Coconut Stuffed Brinjals”

  1. Asha April 29, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    YUM! Simple and delicious recipe, purple Eggplants looks so good! 🙂

  2. Pari October 28, 2009 at 3:27 am #

    Yummy!

  3. Raji November 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    @Asha thx
    @Pari sure they are. Try it.

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