Maharashtrian Recipes
 
Maharashtrian bharli vaangi (stuffed brinjal)  
   
Serves 4

Ingredients
10/12 small round brinjals jaggery
1 cup coconut chili powder
3/4 cup peanut powder or peanuts (roasted) salt
1/4 cup sesame seeds ginger-garlic paste (optional)
1/2 tbsp each coriander-cumin seeds asafoetida
2 tbsp Maharashtrian goda Masala turmeric powder
a pinch of tamarind 2 tbs Oil

Method
1. Remove stems and give four slits (not fully) to the brinjals. Wash them in salt water and keep aside.
2. Roast coconut, sesame seeds, coriander-cumin seeds together till light brown. Grind this mixture with tamarind, jaggery, peanut powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, chili powder and goda masala.
3. Fill all the brinjals with this paste.
4. In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add asafoetida, turmeric powder.
5. Add the brinjals. Pour in some water just to cover the top of brinjals.
6. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 15 min.
7. Remove the lid and stir. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Tip :
Try gherkins (tondli) instead of brinjals and keep rest of the method same as above.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal)

397

Carotene  ( μg )

43.5

Protein (g) 13.14 Vitamin C (mg) 15
Carbohydrate (g) 21.5 Mg  (mg) 18.75
Fat (g) 28.7 Na  (mg) 3.75
Fibre (g) 4.2 K  (mg) 250
Minerals (g) 2.09 Mn  (mg) 0.25
Calcium  (mg) 173.25 Zn  (mg) 1.04
Phosphorus  (mg) 250.63 Cr  (mg) 0.014
Iron  (mg) 3.44    

Modification
Reduce the amount of peanuts and coconut used.

Ingredients
10/12 small round brinjals jaggery
1 cup coconut chili powder
3/4 cup peanut powder or peanuts (roasted) salt
1/4 cup sesame seeds ginger-garlic paste (optional)
1/2 tbsp each coriander-cumin seeds asafoetida
2 tbsp Maharashtrian goda Masala turmeric powder
a pinch of tamarind  

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 299
Protein (g) 10.62
Carbohydrate (g) 17.9
Fat (g) 20.51
Fibre (g) 23.52
Minerals (g) 1.78