Stuffed Brinjal


I love the masala powder my Amma prepares for Vaangi Bath. I always wanted to cook brinjal with that powder as a stuffing. Have added additional ingredients, and prepared a new version of masala for stuffing. Loved this way of stuffed brinjal 🙂 If you get small brinjals, both stuffed brinjal and Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu are great dishes to try.

Stuffed Brinjal

Preparation Time : 10 min |  Cooking Time : 25 min

Recipe Category : Side Dish


Brinjal/Eggplant/Aubergine – 15 medium sized

Salt – as needed


Onion – 1, roughly chopped

Garlic – 2 pods

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp

Bengal gram/Chana Dal – 2 tbsp

Red chillies- 3 ( Adjust according to your spice level)

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

White Sesame seeds – 1 tsp

Peanut – 3 tbsp

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp (Optional)

Oil – 1 tsp

To Temper:

Sesame Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring



  • Wash brinjals and make 2 slits to form a cross, leaving the stalks intact. Put the brinjals in water to avoid them turning black
  • Add oil to the pan. once the oil is hot, add onion and garlic, and saute till the onions are cooked. Add remaining items listed under “Stuffing” and saute till they are golden brown. Cool them and blend them into a paste by adding little water


  • Add oil to the Pan, when the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add  brinjals and curry leaves. Cook on low flame


  • When the brinjals are half cooked, add the stuffing paste and mix gently. Cover the lid and cook. Sprinkle some water if required. The stuffing goes inside the brinjal slits, and also coats the outside



My Notes:

  • Can add tamrind/ tomatoes if you want it to be tangy
  • Instead of grinding onions, you can also saute them directly

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44 thoughts on “Stuffed Brinjal

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  3. Liz August 1, 2014 at 8:43 PM Reply

    what a fun thing to do with eggplant! Learning so much from you 🙂

  4. Sasha July 31, 2014 at 9:21 PM Reply

    All your recipes look so amazing!! Your family will never know how lucky they are! 🙂

  5. Sony P July 31, 2014 at 5:29 PM Reply

    My favorite dish……. Looks yummm!!

  6. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong July 31, 2014 at 4:54 PM Reply

    Yum!! Stuffed eggplant is one of my favourites.. This looks so delicious.. I am surely making this tomorrow…

  7. chitra July 31, 2014 at 3:31 AM Reply

    Lovely,My fav side dish.U made me drool 🙂

  8. marudhuskitchen July 30, 2014 at 9:49 PM Reply

    I love the masala coated brinjal and the stuffing….lovely dish

  9. Namrata July 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM Reply

    yumm! I make stuffed eggplants with onion tomato mixture.. typical north indian style. I wanted one with nutty texture. Yours fits the bill – perfectly!

  10. Mary Frances July 30, 2014 at 3:57 PM Reply

    This looks like the perfect savory dish to serve with some pilaf or couscous, thanks for sharing!

  11. Christy Birmingham July 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM Reply

    I bet they taste great!!

  12. food passion and love July 30, 2014 at 1:59 PM Reply

    Egg Plant is not my favourite among veggies,but this sure looks great!New to me!!

  13. spiceinthecity July 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM Reply

    Wow, this must taste so good! I am not fond of brinjals unless they have lots of spices or a smokey flavor! These look wonderful 🙂

  14. gayathri July 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM Reply

    lovely yummy curry.wish to have it with hot rice.

  15. natasha July 30, 2014 at 10:18 AM Reply

    Your mom seems to be an amazing cook…very interesting recipe..I never eat baingan but hubby loves it…shall make for him soon…will let you know then…

  16. sindhoooo July 30, 2014 at 8:04 AM Reply

    Sure to try this! Thank you so much for this recipe…

    TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  17. My Kitchen Moments July 30, 2014 at 6:31 AM Reply

    Brinjal dishes are my favorite anytime 🙂

  18. Chitra Jagadish July 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM Reply

    Ennegayi in karanataka and akki roti hmmm one of my family favourite combo. …just yum…

  19. cafegarima July 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM Reply

    Yummy baingan!!

  20. Charanya July 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM Reply

    Wow Vidz. 🙂 I make eggplant rice all the time 🙂 Can’t wait to try this. I have to go Indian grocery shopping-so if I find these small sized brinjals-Am trying this next 🙂 ❤

  21. Malar July 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM Reply

    Looks very nice Vidya 🙂

  22. Asmithaaa July 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM Reply

    Reminded me my mother’s Brinjal stuffed curry , we call it as “Ennegayi in karnataka”….. Thanks for sharing and making world to know the Indian myriad world of cooking!!!!!!!!……..proud of you 🙂

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