Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vangyacha bharit

This is a stuffed aubergines dish. Unlike the roasted aubergines paste like dish that is called vangyache bharit in Marathi, in Koli dialect bharit means stuffed.


10 baby aubergines
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
2 onions halved and julienned
3 green chillies
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon koli masala or garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 handful coriander
salt to taste

First slit the aubergines into four parts from the bulb to stem but dont cut them apart as these would be stuffed with the masala later on. Keep the stem and cap on. After cooking they taste good and are not wasted. Now prepare the masala by first dry roasting all items and then grinding together. Keep the masala coarse it tastes better than the paste. Now stuff the masala into the aubergines and keep aside.Heat a frying pan and add oil. Carefully layout the stuffed aubergines in the pan and cover with a lid. Change sides to make sure they are cooked well from all sides. They have to be handled carefully else the aubergines just fall off from the stems. Hope you enjoy.

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