Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fried Aubergine filled

Hi Friends ,
I am back on blog after few months break. I was bit lazy to update blog, so even though , I was trying new dishes, but didnt get immediate time to post recipes on blog.
Recently , I had party with my friends. And few of them were vegeterian . SO I was ordered to do some special curry. I was bit nervous to make new variety of curry.Now you will say, what is there to be nervous? Yes girls, I know. But for me, the biggest task was to make curry of Aubergine/Eggplant. From it, I knew only, how to make baigan ka bharata.
Then I just thought to make some curry similar to bharava baigan.While collecting all ingredients together, my brain was working like engine about recipe and its procedure. And suddenly I striked something and thought to make that way only.
While doing,initially, I felt difficult and time consuming, but slowly-slowly, now I am enjoying making this curry. Please find below procedure to make Filled Aubergine/Eggplant Circles.

Ingredients :

Aubergine 2
Roasted peanuts 1 small tea cup
Dry grated coconut 3 tbsp
Poppy seeds 2 tbsp
Seaseme seeds 2 tbsp
Potato medium 1 (mashed)
Green chilies 1-2
Garam masala powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 2 tbsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chili powder 2 tsp (depends how spicy we eat)
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
salt to taste
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnish.
Oil 2-3 tbsp

Serves : 2-3

Procedure :

First of all cut the Aubergine in a cicle shape of 1/2 inch. Keep them all in salted water.(You can also salting them to draw out moisture which can help to keep their shape when cooking. )
This will help us to absorb less oil while frying.

Roast cococut,seaseme,poppy seeds.When it started leaving aroma, keep aside to cool.
Take grider jar. Put all roasted ingredients together .Then add red chili powder,termeric,garam masala,cumin,1 tsp coriander powder,green chilies,few coriander leaves and add salt. Grid them with little water .Make the paste.
Put it a bowl. Check the consistency of paste.If you feel paste is little watery, then add mashed potato.Otherwise not needed.

Now pat aubergine circle with tissue paper to excess water.
Remove inner part of circle . You can wish to cut in any shape. I cut it in triangular shape, but you can also try in circular shape.and the removed part aside .
Fill with paste.
Meanwhile, keep fry pan on Hop/Gas.
Pour oil in it. If the oil is not hot enough, the aubergines will soak up too much oil and may become greasy.
put circles carefully in pan and cover with lid. Once paste fried properly at one side ,turn on another side.
and cover with lid again.

Once aubergine cooked properly, remove from pan.

Take plate and place all fried aubergine. Sprinkle some coriander powder,cumin powder,chat masala
and decorate withcoriander leaves and grated coconut.

Serve with Rice or Chapati (Indian bread) or any other gravy.

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