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Ringan Ravaiya or Baingan Kalonji - Bharela Baingan Masala- Stuffed Baby Eggplant

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Enjoy this spiey masaledaar stuffed eggplant with rice, Khichadi, and roti. Gujarati call them Ravaiya. Bharela Bengan Ravaiya..
  Gram flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Peanuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), crushed
  Garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 4 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (According to taste)
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Oil 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon, divided (2 1/2 tablespoons for the stuffing and 1 tablespoon for the cooking)
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch (Optional)
  Eggplants 6 Small (Each about 7-inches long)
  Potatoes 4 Medium, cut into wedges (Optional)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use as required to cook)
  Fresh cilantro 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), chopped
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon (Optional)

1. Take the brinjals, slit each of them lengthwise into four, without cutting all the way through. Soak in some water and set aside.

2. Take a bowl and mix together the crushed peanuts and the gram flour.
3. Add the ginger and garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and brown sugar. Mix well.
4. Add the oil, asafoetida and mix. Stuff each of the slit brinjals with the prepared mix.
5. Take a pressure cooker/open pot with some oil, heat it and place the stuffed brinjal pieces into them.
6. Smear the left over masala mix on the cut potato wedges. Add some water and let it cook.
7. Once cooked, add some freshly chopped cilantro to garnish.

8. Serve warm with roti, paratha or rice or even khichdi.

Frozen/fresh green peas can be added optionally along with the potato wedges.

Things You Will Need
1. Pressure cooker

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 437 Calories from Fat 177

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.3%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 567.8 mg23.7%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 14.7 g59%

Sugars 14.3 g

Protein 11 g21.3%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 71%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ringan Ravaiya Or Baingan Kalonji - Bharela Baingan Masala- Stuffed Baby Eggplant Recipe Video