Friday, February 25, 2011

Stuffed brinjal Bajji / Badanekai Bajji

Ingredients

Tender Brinjals – 6, small round shape
Besan – 1 cups
Rice Flour – 2 tbsps
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Cooking soda a pinch
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste

Stuffing:

Grated Dry Coconut powder - 5 tbs
Garlic - 2
Jeera - 1/2tsp
Red chilies - 4
Salt to taste

Method

Clean and wash the brinjals.

Cut the brinjals into four in such a way that the stem is intact so that it won’t break while stuffing or frying.

Take a frying pan with little oil and fry the brinjals until its soft. You can keep covered for sometime so that it gets cooked faster.

Meanwhile Make powder with stuffing ingredients.

Take a bowl and mix Besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt, soda using water into a smooth thick paste for bajji.

Now stuff the half cooked brinjals with the ground powder (little is enough) so that if you press the four parts together, the powder should not squeeze out. & keep aside. Repeat the same for remaining brinjals.

Dip the stuffed brinjals in the bajji batter (it should coat the brinjal fully) and drop immediately in the hot oil.

Deep fry until it turns into golden brown color. Remove and keep it in the tissue paper to drain any excess oil.

Serve hot.