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Achari Baingan is one of the best Indian side-dish recipes that adds tons of flavor to an everyday meal.
8 - 10
Salt to taste
red chili powder
achaar ka masala
Rinse the baby brinjals with water. Wipe them with a kitchen towel.
Make an ‘X’ ( – a cross) at the bottom of each brinjal slitting them lengthwise leaving intact from the stem.
Mix nicely achaar ka masala, salt, red chili powder and mango powder.
Stuff each brinjal with a tablespoon or so of the spice mix.
Press the brinjal gently in between your palm and fingers to let it hold the spice mix.
Set aside stuffed brinjals for 10 - 15 minutes.
Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottom pan till it starts smoking. Reduce the heat to low.
Arrange the stuffed brinjals in the pan without over-lapping each other.
Cook the stuffed brinjals over low heat till they turn soft and nicely cooked.
While cooking brinjals do not turn them frequently.
Serve Achari Baingan with Phulka and Dal(
) for lunch.
Recommended Equipment: Heavy Bottom Pan (
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