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

41 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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......

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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. :)

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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

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

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  32. 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

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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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

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  37. 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

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  38. @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.

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  39. "he eats more vegetables than rice."

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

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

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

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