Kadhai Baigan

Kadhai Baigan is a similar to Bharva Baigan but a few variations makes it different from Bharva Baigan in taste and in preparation method. It takes little more time than the usual Bharva Baigan but tastes delicious.
Instead of making the same I thought of making some variation and I made my own recipe of Kadhai Baigan and it tastes really great.

Ingredients :

6 small brinjal (baigan)
1/2 chopped tomato
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp Deggi mirch
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds 
2 tbsp oil  
A pinch asafoetida
Salt to taste
Some oil for shallow frying the baigan
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Filling for baigan:

3 tbsp besan
2 tsp red chilli powder
A pinch turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garlic paste 
2-3 drops oil
2 tsp water
Salt to taste

Method :
  • Preparation of stuffing the baigan :
1.Wash and cut the baigan in cross without cutting the full baigan.

2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients mentioned under the filling for baigan. Mix well.

3. Now fill the masala in the baigan as shown in the below picture.
Baigan filled with masala are ready

4. In a non stick tava heat some oil and shallow fry the baigan til well done. Do not over cook.
5. Sprinkle some water if need and cover the baigan while cooking this helps them to cook fast. 
Shallow frying the baigan
 6. The baigan is ready as shown in the below picture. Keep them aside.

  • Preparation for the gravy :
1. In a pan heat oil add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add asafoetida.

2. Add onions and ginger-garlic paste and shallow fry till translucent.

3. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and tomatoes and mix well.

4. Cook the masala till the masala leaves the oil.

5. Cool the masala and grind it into a fine paste as shown in the below picture.

  • Preparation of the main dish :
1. Heat oil in the same pan and add the onion tomato masala and add the baigan and mix well. Add little water, salt and sprinkle the garam masala. Mix well.

2. Let it cook for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.

3. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

4. Enjoy!