Friday, January 14, 2011

Stuffed Eggplant or Bagara Baingan & Hot Chapatis

I have always loved hot chapatis / phulkas...the smell of wheat as you roast the chapatis on the flame is something you can only experience and not express. Am sure all of you who enjoy making/eating chapatis know what I am talking about. Don't you just love it when you smear a wee bit of ghee on the chapati and it melts...!!

For the Chapati Dough:
Wheat flour : 1 cup
Warm water to kneed
Salt to taste
Oil: 1/2 tsp

In a bowl stir together wheat flour salt and oil, add warm water and kneed into soft dough. Divide into 8-10 parts, roll into round shape. Heat a skillet over medium heat until hot. On a lightly floured surface, use a  rolling pin to roll out the ball of dough until very thin like  tortilla. When the pan starts smoking, put a chapati on it. Cook until there are air bubbles, then flip and cook on the other side, remove from pan and roast on the flame till it puffs...add a wee bit of ghee and enjoy with your favorite curry or vegetable.

Taking about favorite vegetable...I have a huge list of it...and definitely eggplant is one of them. I love stuffed eggplant or bagara baingan, the curry goes very well with the small baby eggplants. Serve with hot chapatis and you got a blockbuster here :)

For the  Masala:

Coconut: 1 cup
Onion: 1 small chopped
Green chilies: 2-3
red chillies: 2-3
Dalia : 2 tbsp
Juice of tamarind : 2 tbsp
Jaggery :  2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp

Grind the above into fine paste. Wash and slit Brinjals in a cross, without cutting the vegetable completely, keep aside. In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add mustard till it splutters then add curry leaves followed by the slit eggplants...let it roast , cover and let it cook on low flame for 10-15 min till the eggplant is tender, test with a toothpick. Now add the ground masala and bring to boil, simmer on low flame till the curry thickens and coats the eggplant.

This will be the entry for the event : Dish Name Starts with E hosted by Akila from learning to cook.

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  1. mmmmmmmmmh...bagara baingan looks so tempting...superb clicks..i love to prepare eggplant recipes as my hubby is a big eggplant fan : )


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  2. wow...perfect phulkas and delicious bagara baingan...very tempting combo...

  3. Wat a inviting roti and bagar baingan, soo tempting..

  4. looks delicious and tempting.....

  5. In this winter baigan bharta looks to be super delicious and rotis so soft and tasty. Very nicely made.

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  6. Feel like taking a bite right away :)

  7. That looks so delicious yet simple to do-thankyou! :)

  8. Eggplant is far and away my favorite vegetable too!
    I've never had chapatis...this looks fun to make. I love the combo and your photo is perfect!
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