Saturday, July 28, 2012

easy gutthi vankaya /Stuffed eggplant microwave version(under 15 mins)

I like stuffed eggplant. But i generally don't prepare it,as it takes lot of time and my eggplants after stuffing break etc. This time i tried using microwave result is 

  • it took less time ,less than 15 min for whole curry
  • less oil
  • no burning or no mess
here is the winner recipe . No compromise in taste ,but easy and takes less time to prepare.




ingredients:
Baby eggplants – 12, washed and dried 
Salt – to taste 

For the masala
Roasted Peanuts – ½ cup 

Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds – ¼ cup, dry roasted until golden 
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp 
Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp 
Cloves – 4 
Cinnamon stick – 1” piece 
Dry red chilies – 6 

whole elachi  2 or 3
cashews - 5-6 pieces

Method





     
  1. Take each eggplant and on the end, opposite of stem, make a 'X" slit towards up but not all the way through  ,its just one vertical and one horizontal slit.
  2. Now arrange this in a microwavable bowl.  add 1 tsp of oil on top and cook in microwave for 3-5 mins till its tender or eggplant changes color. let it cool

  • Dry roast the ingredients (seperately better ,atleast peanuts and sesame seeds individually) listed under masala and grind  keep it aside

  • Gently open the eggplants and stuff the masala inside. Continue doing it for the remaining eggplants. Set any remaining stuffing to the side as this will be used to make the gravy for the dish if you wish.

  • in a nonstick pan ,heat 1 tsp of oil ,add stuffed eggplants ,cover it and cook in low flame for 3-4 mins. 
  • you can pour remaining masala over this,add cilantro ,Cashews on the top
  •  serve with hot rice.

Variation this is a non gravy dish. If you want it as a gravy , mix the remaining masala in water and add some tamarind paste and cook.






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