bharli vangi recipe, stuffed brinjal recipe
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Bharli Vangi

Bharli vangi is a stuffed brinjal recipe with coconut, peanuts, sesame spiced paste
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: maharashtrian
Servings: 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 500 grams baby brinjals (baingan or eggplant or vangi)
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped,
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder or goda masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) - optional
  • 2 to 4 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups water
  • salt as required

Instructions

preparation for bharli vangi

  • Wash the brinjals, slit them into 4 without breaking them and soak in salted water for 20 mins. You can also chop them and soak in salted water.
  • Dry roast the peanuts first, when they start to become brown, add the sesame seeds followed by dessicated coconut. Roast them till all of them are browned and smell fragrant. You can also roast them separately.
  • When the coconut, peanuts and sesame seeds cool down. Add them in a grinder with half of the chopped onions, ginger, garlic.
  • Grind to a smooth paste with some water. Make sure not to make it too liquidy.

if you have chopped the brinjals, follow these steps to make bharli vangi

  • In pan heat oil, add the onions and fry them till they turn transparent. Now add the ground masala to the pan.
  • Fry the masala for 2-3 mins. Add the all the dry spice powders and tomatoes.
  • Mix it well with the rest of the masala paste. Fry for another 2-3 mins.
  • Finally add the chopped brinjals. Add 2 cups water, salt and mix the entire curry.
  • Cover and let the brinjals cook for 30-35 minutes. when the dish is ready, garnish with coriander leaves. 
  • Serve bharli vangi hot with rice or chapati or puri.

if you have not chopped the brinjals, follow these steps to make bharli vangi

  • To the ground masala add all the dry spice powders like jeera powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Mix the masala paste with the spice powders.
  • Stuff the brinjal with this ground masala.
  • In pan heat oil, add the onions and fry them till they turn transparent.
  • Add the stuffed brinjal to the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Keep on stirring continously.
  • Add water, salt and cover and cook for 30-35 minutes. When the dish is ready, garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve bharli vangi hot with rice or chapati or puri.