17 November, 2006

Stuffed Baingan & Okra



My hubby is a vegetable lover and is a firm believer of 5 portions a day. I tease him a lot because he eats more vegetables than rice. Our refrigerator filled with all sorts of veggies except for one vegetable, Brinjal/Egg Plant. Oh no!! It’s not because he hates it, it’s just that he is little allergic to it. Before marriage one of the very few vegetables I used to eat was Brinjal. My Amma is an expert when it comes to cooking different egg plant dishes. After marriage I hardly cook anything using brinjal. But after seeing wonderful recipes of egg plant in other blogs I couldn’t stop making one of my favourite dish Stuffed Baingan. I didn’t feel like cooking it just for myself. So after thinking a little I thought of making stuffed Okra for my hubby using same ingredients. This is my Amma’s recipe of making very tasty dish using very little oil.


Sizzling Pot of Stuffed Baingan & Okra

Ingredients:
6-7 small Egg Plants/Brinjals (My Portion:)
8-10 Okra/Ladies finger (My hubby's Portion;)
½ tbsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 Bay Leaves
2 medium Onion, finely chopped
3 big tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup Yogurt/Fresh Cream
2 tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves
1 ½ tbsp Oil
For Stuffing:
¼ cup Roasted Peanuts
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 ½ tbsp Coriander Seeds
½ tbsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Kitchen King Masala (optional)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
¾ tbsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste

My Portion of Stuffed Baingan

My Hubby's Portion of Stuffed Okra

Method:
Grind all the ingredients without adding any water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add jeera and bay leaves.
When jeera starts spluttering add chopped onion and fry them till they turn transparent.
To this add chopped tomatoes and cook till they become tender.
In a mean while, slit small baingan and okra in mid way and stuff them with ground masala.
Arrange them in pan and cook them covered in medium flame.
When they are half cooked turn them over and add cream and any remaining ground masala powder.
Again close the lid and cook them in medium flame till they are done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roties.

Stuffed Baingan & Okra served with Boiled Rice


Final Verdict:
Mmm…. It was really good to eat my favourite veggie after long time. They were just perfect. While the baby brinjals were tender, okra was crisp and yummy. Because there was hardly any oil being used while cooking it was not just tasty but healthy too. Quite satisfying dish.

Note:
You can also add ginger and garlic paste while cooking. I omitted them because of other masalas being used in stuffing. So I didn’t wanted the masalas to clash with one another, just to blend well.



Stuffed Baingan & Okra served with Boiled Rice



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mandira said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Riya - your stuffed eggplant and okra looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mandira,
Thanks for your comments. keep dropping by...
cheers

Trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Delicious with a Capital D girl!
and great pictures too!!

Just browsed on over while my "Paneer Jalfrezi" is cooking! Will be blogging about it this weekend...!
Have a great one!

Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Supriya,
You have a very amazing blog. First time here, saw you comment on my blog and cam here. You have such a array of dishes.....I am really glad I found you blog.
BTW those bangain and okra looks absolutely delicious......

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Trupti...Paneer Jalfrezi??? Veryyyyy good coz i have paneer stuffed in my fridge:) post it ASAP:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi madhu,
welcome to my blog:) thanks for ur compliments:) do keep in touch:)
cheers
supriya

Dilip UK said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi there Supriya

I am not much of Brinjal fan but have to admit your dish looks super. Mind you i do like okra, so like you, I may have to divide the dish into his and her portions...~smile~...thanks again

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi dilip,
he he... yup... do give it a try and let me know:)
cheers
supriya

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful pics!!! I LOVE baingan and will be a definite try for me next week! Have a great weekend!!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi meena,
thank you:) u too have a gr8 weekend girl:)
cheers
supriya

Sandeepa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi supriya,
the dishes really truly look beautiful...
and such a brilliant idea to cook both the stuffed veggies together.
loved the idea
--sandeepa

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi sandeepa
thanks girl for ur compliments:) hope u give it a try sometime:)
cheers
supriya

Pooja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

your recipe for stuffed okra and brijal looks good! thanks for sharing.
well, have u gone by my last post? well, I am expecting you to participate in this weeks of vegetable !
I am sure you will have something decent to display and share here. !Aything new with yummy yam ? :)
Stay Tuned.

Praveena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Supriya, love the pics. Sort of going on your hubby's side of the fence. Hubby (or me) don't really like eggplant. But as soon as I saw your pics I thought that's it I have to make it and went and got Okra.
And since I am mere mortal and can't be bothered cooking when tired (unlike some people i know :)) I think it is the next thing I make.
Praveena.
P.S. sorry for the long post. Hope you don't fall asleep by the end of it. :)

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi pooja,
thanks a lot girl... i wish i could have participated in this weeks veggie, but i'm leaving to india next week for a month and won't be buying any more veggies:) but i will be back with a bang once i come bk:) good thing i can checkout all nice recipes and may be will post the one i know but no pic:) and hey this is really good as we can share our favourite recipes with one another. gr8 thought girl:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi praveena,
thanks babes:) good to know that u liked the recipe.. and dont forget to post your thoughts and pics:) will look forward to it:) and hey dont worry about long posts. infact i love reading them:)
cheers
supriya

Latha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Supriya!
MY my I'm amazed at all these dishes! Maybe its those yummy pics! Wow its 7:30 in the mornign and I'm hungry :-)
Lovely blog! I will keep coming!

Cheers
Latha

Mantu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

dear Supriya,
stuffed eggplant looks yummylicious,and pics making me want to eat right now early in morning ,lol
hugsand smiles
Mantu

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi latha,
thanks dear... u r always welcome to visit my blog anytime, anyday:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi mantu,
he he... will mail u some of the baingans and okra;)
thanks girl:)
cheers
supriya

Vani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely dish! And how sweet that you incorporated 2 vegetables so that you both could enjoy it! Lovely pictures, as always!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi vani,
thanks dear:) as its almost the same ingredients it was not much of hassle:) and ofcourse i wouldn't have felt to eat alone:)
cheers
supriya

Mythreyee said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow, what an eye catching food. I really pity those poor americans eating bland food full of meat and rubbish. If they see this display and the array of foods that you have posted, they are sure to become big fans of Indian foods. thanks a bunch for sharing. looks great...irresistable....yummy...

cheers,
Mythreyee.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi mythereyee:)
thats some feedback dear:) he he... one of my hubby's French friend loves our indian food:) so when ever he comes to stay with us overnight i cook authentic indian food and now he is hooked:)
thanks for ur compliments:)
cheers
supriya

Prema Sundar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Supriya,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.This is my first visit to ur blog and I was amazed by the pictures. I first thought this dish was some sort of fish.. lovely presentation and okra with baingan is different..All ur recipes look nice and I have bookmarked ur babycorn manchurian.. thanks for the recipes.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi prema,
welcome to my blog dear:) i'm a vegetarian and u wont find any fish or non-veg dishes here;) good to know that u will try baby manchurian. do let me know how it turns:)
and do keep in touch
cheers
supriya

Trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey girl, how are ya? Just posted the paneer recipe! Hope you will try it!
I just read that you're leaving for India?? Lucky you! Thats great!

See ya around on YM sometime soon,before you go!

Trupti

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi trupti,
will be going home for a month:) will be there full dec:)
and guess what? even we had paneer dish for lunch:) i m ade paneer makhanwala.. will post the recipes soon... and i still have got half of paneer left. so will try ur recipe:)
cheers
supriya

rp said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I don't remember visiting you before...
Nice blog, nice logo, nice pictures, nice recipes...hmmm everything nice!
I am glad I found you and will be visiting very often.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi rp,
i'm new in food blogging world:) thanks for stopping by and i'm glad that u will visit my blog often:) it will be really nice to get feedback from u:)
cheers
supriya

Lakshmi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow, they look so nice and yummy, pictures are amazing.

Praveena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Supriya,
Just finished of making this (and eating it!) will be posting the photos soon. Btw going to India huh? Have fun and eat loads of food! :) You have to go to VV Puram Circle....ah the food there! *goes off into a dream like state drooling about the idlis, dosas, basundi, bajjis, etc*
Pravs

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi lakshmi,
thanks girl:) do give it a try sometime:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi praveena,
thats wonderful:) did u like it?
i'll surely goto vv puram and also not to forget gullus':)
he he he...
cheers
supriya

rooma said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia..... my first time here and I must say I was missing somehting all this while...... you have a great blog ..... and this dish is super ..... My mum used to make this sooooooo often.... and I completely forgot about it..... thanks for bringing back my memories and I am sure gonna make this soon. :)

www.mykhazanaofrecipes.wordpress.com

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi rooma,
welcome to my blog:) i'm glad that it reminded u of ur mom:) do keep in touch
cheers
supriya

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Supriya,
I could feel the passion you have for "life and spice".The blog has good recipe .. loved it all.

Meanwhile was jus wondering about the collections of mp3 that you have uploaded in your page.Appericiate if u could provided some detail about the album or the collection.

Thanks in advance

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@anon,
thank you for ur feedback:) i am glad u found spice corner interesting.
mp3's are from the album called divine chants of ganesha by various artists. hope this helps u.

Shahryar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

"he eats more vegetables than rice."

Sound rule to follow! That is how you avoid becoming diabetic!

Sweta said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia, you have written first line Grind all the ingredients? what to grind?? I am a confused on that one. Please help.

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Sweta, I meant all the ingredients listed under 'the filling' bit. I'll update the post when time permits :)

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