Thursday, 5 July 2012

Jain Style, Stuffed Eggplant-Version IV, Step Wise

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Hi All!!
I’m so glad that I announced ‘Only’ Microwave Cooking as the theme of this month, as it is giving me a platform to explore my culinary skills using the Microwave, which otherwise I would have conveniently avoided or postponed since I’m so much comfortable cooking on the gas stove.
I used to cook very frequently in the Microwave while I was working, as I found that the cooking was fast and I could keep the vegetables to cook in the Microwave and finish other chores at the same time. There was no fear that I might burn the veggies in that rush hour due to my negligence..
During chaturmasa i.e the four months of monsoon, onions were avoided at my granny’s place. Yesterday, while speaking with my cousin P, she mentioned that at her In Law’s place too they follow Chaturmasa rules, so onion, garlic and she also mentioned that she was going to try the Delicious Cucumber-Tomato Raita, that I posted recently, as it has no onion or garlic. Then, while discussing food recipes, I mentioned to her that I made Stuffed Eggplant without any ginger-garlic-onion, in the microwave and it was ready in 15mins. I alo mentioned to her that it would be perfect for her family to try during these months of Chaturmasa...
So, dear P, here’s the recipe and I also want to wish my dear little Sis Puja on her birthday today, I know Puja would like this preparation too for it has no garlic or onion..

Jain Style Stuffed Eggplant

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Preparation Time:15mins

Cooking Time:10mins

Serves:4


Ingredients

For Stuffing

8tbsp roasted peanuts
2tbsp whole coriander seeds
1tsp cumin
1tbsp roasted cumin pwd
2tsp red chili pwd
1/2tsp turmeric pwd
2tsp amchoor pwd
3/4tsp goda masala
1tbsp jaggery
salt to taste
a pinch of heeng
2tsp oil

Others

350-400gms small eggplants
2-3tsp oil for cooking
1/2tsp mustard seeds

Method

Grind together coriander seeds and cumin, coarsely. Add peanuts and grind coarsely.
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Mix all ingredients except eggplants to make the stuffing. Adding Jaggery is optional, but I prefer adding it as it mellows down the strong flavor of eggplant. This was a my granny’s tip and I always use it.
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Give a ‘X’ cut on the eggplants and stuff them properly with the stuffing mix. While giving a cut on the eggplants, check for any cavities inside in the flesh. While buying small eggplants, always buy them of the same size, as they get cooked evenly.
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Put oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat it on 100% microwave for a minute. I’ve used little oil while cooking as peanuts which are used to make the stuffing, also release their oil while cooking.
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Add mustard seeds and microwave again for a minute on 100% microwave. Please remember, mustard seeds do not splutter in the microwave.
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Tip in the stuffed eggplants and the remaining stuffing mix into the oil, mix thoroughly.
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Cover the container and cook it covered for 4mins on 100%microwave.
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Add half cup water and mix thoroughly.
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Cook covered on 100%microwave for 4-5minutes and let the vegetable stand covered for 10minutes. Standing time is important in microwave cooking as the food continues to cook under steam and heat.
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Serve hot with phulka.
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33 comments:

shrutisrasoi said...

Looks delicious :-)

Prathibha said...

I am still not convenient cooking in mw...I use it to boil veggies r reheating and only few quick things under 5 mins or at max I will cook rice in mw..this looks delicious..

Priya said...

Wat an irresistible stuffed eggplants, super tempting.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow looks very yummy...
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PT said...

wow.. inviting clicks..

Shilpakiran said...

mouth watering ..really has come out so well .thanks for sharing

Renu navin paliwal said...

looks very nice pari

Shobha said...

This is simply divine..can't wait to eat it..
Beautiful clicks..specially the last one.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

looks very tasty and love the clicks!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Beside 5-6 dishes I have not cooked anything in microwave. Very inviting clicks....

Prathima Rao said...

Just made a batch of goda masala...Must try this delicious recipe of urs Pari :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Swasthi Blank said...

Never knew the microwave version of this recipe. Lovely clicks.

Sayantani said...

the last click has my name written all over it. such a luscious and droolworthy recipe...

Jay said...

wow dear,
it looks so darned good..!
btw..thanks for stopping by my space & sharing your views..
you're right, the kala (dark ) color is due to the caramelization of the stuffed sugar while frying the jamoons.
And another thing is, this is not my own version, but this is a recipe of great Vahchef Sanjay Thumma of Vahrehvah.com . His recipes are famous worldwide & enjoyed by all.
you can check out the original recipe link here..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcPDBjziSwY
have a nice day..:)
Tasty Appetite

Az said...

Looks so good and mouthwatering! Love your stepwise presentation. This is a must try for me... bookmarked!

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

My Granny makes similar stuffed brinjal recipe. Yours looks great. amazing pics too
http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

Hema said...

Looks very tempting..

Apu said...

Looks so delicious!!

Maayeka said...

stuffed baigan looks so inviting..loved the flavourful and spicy filling .never tried making this in microwave,but now I will try this soon:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear

Manidipa said...

Looks very glazing....nice one

Kindly visit my blog @ Manidipa's Kitchen for more recipes

Jay said...

Yes Pari, am getting your point..
dry version of kala jamun seems authentic & more delicious too..will try soon.
I'd always love to hear from you..:)
Thanks,
Jay
Tasty Appetite

anusha praveen said...

Pari that stuffing!! o my ..i m so in love with that stuffing i can imagine all the aromas that would have ensconced the house while you made these

nalak said...

Wow that looks irresistible...

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

Absolutely love it. yummy.

- Meg's Delicious Adventures

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Kavitha said...

the stuffing is so inviting and just mouthwatering.....stuffed eggplant looking delicious :)

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Looks yum

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Liang-Win said...

Wow, this reminds the way I cook brinjal as well.
I am hungry now, yummmy!!!
Liang
www.cookbook.liangwin.com

Rosh said...

Simply delicious!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Tempting me... Yummy !!!

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thoushaltcook said...

cant wait to try an inspired version today :) :)

Swarna said...

Hi Prepared this today
Fabulous recipe
Mouth watering taste
Only change I did was to add tablespoon of khuskhus when grinding onions....superb...thanks!

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