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Stuffed Brinjals Curry

Aubergine/Eggplant Dish

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Brinjals (hindi: baigan) are known as aubergines in UK and eggplant in USA. The little brinjals are best for this recipe.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • ½ kg baby brinjals.
    • 2 tomatoes (medium size) finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp crushed sesame seeds
    • ¼ cup oil
    • ½ tsp each of methi, mustard and jeera seeds
    • 1 tsp garlic paste
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp jeera powder
    • Salt to taste
    • 3 green chillies (cut into pieces)
    • 1 tsp chilly powder


    1. Wash Brinjals, slit into four quaters, leaving the stem side intact.
    2. Take a bowl ,put lemon juice,add sesame seeds,salt, turmeric, chilly powder, jeera powder,and garlic.Mix into a smooth paste.
    3. Stuff this paste into the brinjals. Keep aside.
    4. Heat oil in a pot ,add chillies,add mustard seeds, jeera, and methi seeds, let them splutter, lower the stuffed brinjals into a pot,braise for a while ,taking care not to break them.
    5. Add chopped tomatoes, reduce and cook slowly with lid closed tightly, till brinjals soft but not mushy.
    6. Serve hot with Khichri.


    deepali mayekar

    in marathi we call it bharli wangi , u can also use roasted pinutes instead of seasame seeds and it tastes yummy


    its a gud recipe farhat,plz tell me can u bake cakes bcoz i want to know the accurate measurements of the ingredients


    this recipe is seems very yummy.if we mix some grated onion in stuffing,taste will be better.

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