Baby Aubergine -10 no
Onion - 1 no (chopped)
Tomato-2 no (optional)
Red chilli powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Fennel seed-1 tsp
Bay leaves-2 no
Cilantro- for garnishing
Red chillies-2 no
Sesame seed-1 tsp
Coriander seed-1 tbsp
Ginger- small piece
Channa dal-1 tsp
Heat oil in a pan, roast the all ingredients & grind to a fine paste.
Wash & half (cross) cut the aubergines & fill the ground paste & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add fennel seed, bay leaves , onion & sauté few mins.
Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder,turmeric powder & allow to cook until done.
Add aubergines, salt , remaining ground masala & little water.
Mix well & allow to simmer until done.
Finish with cilantro. & serve hot with rice or roti.
NOTE: Otherwise slit aubergine lengthwise and deep fry without stuffing it.