Saturday, February 5, 2011

Peanuts Bringola

The little sourness in the gravy of this dish makes it perfect to have with plain rice and daal. Hope everyone will like this experiment with brinjal.

Ingredients :

1. Small round green brinjal- 4
2. Chana daal- 1/2 cup
3. Peanuts- 1/2 cup
4. Jeera (cumin seeds)- 2 tbs
5. Mustard seed-1 tsp
6. Tamarind pulp- 2 tbs
7. Green chilly- 2
8. Onion- 1 small
9. Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
10. Salt to taste
11. Jeera powder- 1/2 tsp
12. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
13. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
14. String

Procedure :

Wash the brinjals properly and then make two medium slits (just like a cross sign) at the back side of them and cut and remove the stem part. Do not make the slits too long or else when you will stuff the brinjals they will become pieces.
Now heat a frying pan and add peanuts, chana daal, jeera to it. Let them get roasted. Next remove them and roast the mustard seeds separately. Now after cooling roll the peanuts between your palms and remove the skin from them. Blend peanuts, chana, jeera, green chilly, tamarind pulp, salt, jeera powder, ginger-garlic paste, onion and black pepper together. The paste should be smooth enough. Divide the paste into two halves.
Now hold the brinjal in one hand and press a little the slit parts and stuff this paste into it.Be very gentle otherwise the brinjal will break down. Keep the stuffed brinjals aside. Take the other half of the paste in a cooker and add water to it. Mix it properly and adjust the salt and tamarind in the gravy. Add turmeric powder and the mustard seeds to it. Now tie the brinjals with the help of the strings so that they do not open up while cooking. Carefully place them in the cooker keeping the slit parts upward. Cover the cooker and cook till one whistle. Quickly remove the steam from the cooker and serve it hot(removing the strings) with rice and daal.

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