Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Stuffed Brinjal / Bharli Vangi

Stuffed Brinjal a trafiditonal dish of Maharastra known as Bharli Vangi which is very popular and a must dish during weddings and ceremonies. With some preparations, this wonderful, tasty dish is ready and it is awesome with roti / chapati and the Maharashtrian's usually accompany it with jowar bhakri, which is there traditional flat bread.

Small Brinjal / Eggplants 6
Onion 1 chopped
Green Chili 1
Garlic 1 - 2 pods
Ginger 1" piece
Roasted Peanuts 3 tbsp
Freshly grated Coconut 1/2 cup
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Tamarind pulp 2 tbsp
Jaggery 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Freshly chopped Coriander Leaves little
Water as needed

In a bowl, take tamarind pulp and jaggery and keep ready aside.

In a mixer jar, add grated coconut, roasted peanuts, red chili powder,green chili, ginger, garlic and grind it to a coarse mixture.

Wash and cut the thorns from the brinjals and slit them vertically like a plus sign from its centre. Now stuff these brinjals with the coarse mixture that we prepared and keep ready aside.

In a pan heat oil. Once heated add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. As it splutters, add asafoetida and chopped onions and saute. As onions turn transparent, add the stuffed brinjals and the remaining coarse mixture and mix gently once.

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, tamarind pulp - jaggery mix and required amount of water and mix again gently once. 

Close the lid and cook for around 8 - 10 minutes, or until the brinjals change its color and are cooked properly.

Open and garnish with freshly chopped Coriander leaves.

Serve with chapati / roti or bhakri.


  1. It looks like the peanut-jaggery-tamarind combination is made for brinjals. Love this mouthwatering preparation !

    1. Yes, well said....Glad that U liked it...Thanks a lot dear:)

  2. It's almost similar to bagaira baingan we make...loved it :)

    1. Oh ok, I am no aware of it, Thanks dear

  3. Looks so mouthwatering.... I have a family of baingan haters so can't even pick up this lovely vegetable... :(

    1. Ohhh :(, actually I am also a baingan hater, but recently have started liking it slowly, dont know how this change, but now I can atleast eat with rotis. Thanks dear....

  4. This one looks intriguing, jeena! Absolutely delicious!


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