Annai Gai

This is authentic dish from North Karnataka

Recipe by Mrs Santoshi Nayak of

Serve these with hot chapathis or rotis

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 10-12 Brinjals
    • ¼  tsp Fenugreek seeds
    • ½ tsp Coriander seeds
    • ½ tsp Gingelly
    • 1 tsp Gurrellu seeds
    • ½ tsp Jeera
    • ½ cups Peanuts
    • 1 cup grated Coconut
    • marble sized Jaggery
    • marble sized Tamrind
    • 10 dry Red Chillies (deep fried)
    • pinch of Turmeric powder
    • pinch of Hing 1\2 tsp
    • Mustard seeds 8-10
    • Curry Leaves
    • Oil to temper
    • Salt to taste


    1. Wash brinjals and discard the top(stem)and make 4 slits for stuffing.
    2. Roast fennugreek,coriander, jeera,til, gurrellu without adding oil all together.
    3. Turn off the heat and add turmeric powder so that it does not get burnt.
    4. Mix and add chillies, grated coconut, tamarind, and jaggery.
    5. When the masala is almost done, add the roasted seeds along with groundnuts.
    6. Finally add the finely chopped onions.
    7. Stuff this masala into the brinjals.
    8. Heat plenty of oil, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing.
    9. Drop the stuffed brinjals and fry them
    10. Keep the bringals covered whle cooking.
    11. Turn off the heat when Brinjals are cooked and soft.