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Punjabi Bharwan Baingan (Stuffed Eggplant) Recipe

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Stuffed eggplant (bharwan baingan) is a tasty Punjabi dish

Stuffed eggplant (bharwan baingan) is a tasty Punjabi dish

Baingan, or eggplant, is a very popular vegetable that is prepared across the length and breadth of India. The stuffed eggplant dish we are preparing today is a North-Indian dish that is prepared in the Punjabi style.

You can serve this dish as a side dish with roti or some crisp parathas.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 250 grams small round baingan (eggplant)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur (mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Remove the stalks of the baingan (eggplant). At the round end of each baingan, make two cuts at a right angle to each other. Don't cut all the way down. The cuts should be about three-quarters (3/4) of the way down, so that the baingan remains whole. See video below for reference. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the spices and salt. Mix well.
  3. Stuff each baingan with the spice mixture.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan on high heat; then reduce the heat to low. Place all of the baingan in the pan. Cover with a lid.
  5. At regular intervals of 2-3 minutes, lift the lid and turn over the baingan till they are about 80-85% cooked.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cover with the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and stir-cook the tomatoes till they are nice and soft. Keep stirring continuously.
  8. Garnish the stuffed baingan dish with some chopped hara dhania. Serve hot.

Punjabi Bharwan Baingan (Stuffed Eggplant) Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 27, 2020:

Yes, 4 waystoyummy, it is dried & ground mango pulp. Alternatively, you can use amchur powder which is dried & ground pomegranate seeds. Both are sour and natural and that is the purpose of adding them.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 25, 2020:

You ought to try it then, Peggy. Glad you like it. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 25, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipe, Liza.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 25, 2020:

Maybe someday you can try it, Dora. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 25, 2020:

We love eating eggplant and will have to give this good-sounding recipe of yours a try. Thanks!

Liza from USA on May 25, 2020:

I love eggplant. However, I have never made stuffed eggplant before. I think this will be a great new recipe to add to my cooking list. Thanks for sharing, Rajan.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 24, 2020:

Thanks for the recipe. I like eggplant but I'm not very adventurous with it. Thanks for something new to try.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

Thank you, Miekabagh.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

Thanks a lot. Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

Thanks for the rating, Louise.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

That will be great! Happy weekend to you too, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

Thank you, Swati.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 23, 2020:

Thanks, Suchismita.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 23, 2020:

Rajai, it must be a nice and delicious dish. All the ingredients are natural and full of natures' goodness. The way you treat the tomatoes m heat remind us how to release its goodness into how body. Thanks for sharing.

4waystoyummy on May 22, 2020:

Are there any substitutions for mango powder. I live on an island and I'm certain not to find it here. However I can buy fresh mangos and dehydrate them. Is this mango powder used frequently in Indian cooking? Thank you, I love eggplant!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 22, 2020:

Sounds a tasty meal and hope to try this one. I learned a lot from making unique recipes you have shared.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 22, 2020:

I'd definitely eat this, it sounds amazing. 5 stars from me!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 22, 2020:

I have never had eggplant. No reason to start now. lol I'll pass this on to my adventurous wife. I'm sure she will be very appreciative and make up for my lack of enthusiasm. :) Happy Weekend, my friend!

Swati Khandelwal from Nainital on May 22, 2020:

It's my favourite one. Surely going to try

Suchismita Pradhan from India on May 21, 2020:

Looks yummy, will try someday definitely, thanks for sharing