Baingan Masala with Green Peas (Brinjal Masala with Green Peas)
Course: Main Course
Keyword: brinjal,, coconut, gravy, peas
Author: Bhagya Suvarna
Salt to Taste
Ingredients for Masala Paste
In a pan dry roast the Ingredients given under Masala Paste
Grind them to a fine paste along with tamarind paste, jaggery, 2 cloves of garlic and salt. Keep aside.
Meanwhile slit the brinjals into four parts, just more than halfway through, so it remains as a whole with the stem intact.
Stuff the ground masala into the slit brinjals and keep aside the remaining masala.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the mustard seeds, once it begins to splutter add the curry laves, ginger and garlic. Saute for a few seconds.
Add in the onions and cook till it has turned slightly pinkish in colour.
Add in the stuffed brinjal and saute for a minute. Add the remaining masala paste and cook for a minute. Add in the green peas, turmeric powder and a cup of water. Mix well and cover the pressure cooker. Let it cook on a medium flame for two whistles.
Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the cooker and once again bring to boil, check the seasoning and the coriander leaves. Mix gently
The brinjal masala with green peas can be had with Rotis or Jeera rice