Friday, March 19, 2010
Back with Stuffed Baked Eggplant in Tomato Yogurt Gravy!
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I am happy to be back in my kitchen territory and my little special space here. Let me treat you all with these Delicious Stuffed Baked Eggplant cooked in Tangy Tomato Yogurt Sauce.
Here is the recipe. (Click here for printable recipe)
5 small oval shaped Eggplants
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 pinch Asafoetida
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4th Tsp Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1 Tsp Mango Powder
2 Tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder (or to taste)
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Tbsp Yogurt (Curd)
1/4 cup Water
1. Preheat your conventional oven (350 Degree) or Toaster Oven (425 Degrees). I used toaster oven coz of smaller quantity.
1. Wash and remove the stem of the eggplants.
2. Slit the eggplant vertically and horizontally (making a cross).
3. Except Asafoetida, Mix all the dry spices together in a small bowl. Using a small spoon or by hands, fill in the spices into the eggplant.
4.Arrange the eggplant on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
5.Meanwhile, let's prepare the gravy.
6. Heat oil in a pan. Add Asafoetida to the hot oil.
7. Add the chopped tomatoes to it and mix. Cook them until tender stirring in between.
8. Now lets switch off the gas. Let it cool off for 2 min.
9. Now take a chopped and add these sauted tomatoes to the chopper and grind it to a gravy.
10. Put it back in the pan and turn the gas flame back on.
11. Add yogurt to the tomato gravy and mix well. Add 1/4 cup of Water now and let it come to a boil.
12. By now your eggplants are probably done. Take them out of oven and carefully take each eggplant and put it slowly in the gravy pan.
13. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes on a medium low flame or until gravy becomes thick. You can make the consistency of gravy per your choice.
That's It! Serve Hot with Chappatis or Paranthas.