Badnekayi Yennegai (stuffed brinjal)



INGREDIENTS:
4 baby brinals 
5 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 finely chopped onion
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

FOR THE STUFFING:
1/2 cup finely grated fresh coconut
2 tblsp crushed roasted peanuts
3 tblsp finely chopped onion
2 tblsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1tsp red chilli pdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp coriander pdr / daniya pdr
1/2 tsp cumin pdr / jeera pdr
1 tsp sambar or rasam pdr
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste
Jaggery to taste
2 tsp oil
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and keep aside

PROCEDURE:

  • Wash the brinjals, trim the stem and make four slit (+)
  • Stuff the brinjals with the prepared masala 
  • In cooker put oil, add mustard, once it starts crackling addcurry leaves,chopped onions and saute for 2-3 mins
  • Add the stuffed brinjals, remaining masala and 1/2 cup water.Close the lid of cooker and cook for one whistle
  • Once the seam is released, open the lid and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and mix well
  • Serve hot with roti.

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