Stuffed Eggplant in Coconut Milk Sauce

Inspired by my favourite chef Jamie Oliver, I made this stuffed Aubergine/Eggplant. It has a very unique flavour and a vilayati twist with peanut butter.

When we think about stuffed eggplant we always think about baby Aubergines, but I stuffed the big one with a wonderful spice mix. I made a lovely aromatic gravy to go with it.

Fit for a centerpiece at a dinner table, this is a lovely, gorgeous dish.

Stuffed Eggplant In Coconut milk sauce

Made with an unusual Combination of delicious spices and herbs this eggplant dish is versatile enough to be baked or cooked on stove top.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 or 4 Big /Small Eggplant /Aubergine(look for a sleek japanese eggplant)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds+ black mustard seeds
  • 2+2 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 8-10 Leaves Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tsp Peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp Grated green mango
  • 1 Tsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 Cup Thick Coconut milk
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Salt according to the taste.
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro leaves.

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean the eggplant.Slice it like this.
  • Take a pan. Add 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Add chopped onion to it . Fry it for 2 -3 minutes.
  • Add crushed garlic and grated ginger to it .
  • Let it sweat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder ,Kashmiri chilli powder to it.
  • Add grated mango and peanut butter to it .Mix it well and saute it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add tamarind paste to it and fry it for one minute.
  • Add salt according to the taste.Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  • Stuff the eggplant with this spice mix .
  • Keep rest of the spices in a bowl,we will use it later.
  • Take a pan .Add 2 tbsp of Oil to it.
  • Add Eggplant to it . Cook it on medium flame for 3 -3 minutes on both the sides. cover the lid for 5-6 minute till it looks almost done .
  • Remove it in a plate and keep it on the kitchen counter.
  • Add all the spice mix to the pan and mix coconut milk to it . Mix it nicely and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add stuffed cooked eggplant to it and cover it with a lid.Keep the flame low .
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve it with white rice ,Roti or salad.

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