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SPICY AND TANGY BHARWAAN BAINGAN (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves:3-4)

Whatever you call it – Eggplant, Aubergine, Brinjal or Baingan –  it is a versatile vegetable that is represented in several cuisines. It is amazing how different this vegetable tastes with a little change in spices and cooking styles.   I love eggplants…whether cooked in Indian style (hot and spicy) or  baked and grilled as an Italian dish or fire roasted in the Mediterranean dip. Always delicious!  

If you are an eggplant lover, you will like this recipe for its simple ingredients and tangy and spicy taste. And yes there is a secret ingredient here which elevates this dish to the next level. Even after you’ve finished eating, you will long for more. And more…

2 tbsp oil
9-10 small eggplants
2 green chilies
2 large or 3 medium sized tomatoes, pureed
1 tsp jeera (cumin)
1/4 tsp lal mirch (red chilli) powder
1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
1/4 tsp salt or salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander or cilantro leaves 
1/8 tsp or a pinch of sugar

For the stuffing:
3 tsp dhaniya (coriander) powder
1 tsp lal mirch (red chilli) powder
1 tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
1 tsp salt or salt to taste
1/2 tsp amchoor (dry mango) powder
A little bit of finely chopped coriander or cilantro
1/2 tsp sambhar powder (this is our secret ingredient that works wonders in this dish!


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