ENNEGAI-BADANE ENNEGAI-STUFFED BRINJAL

Badanekai Ennegai

Ennegai is prepared from brinjal. It is a famous North Karnataka dish. Brinjal/egg plant stuffed with spices is very tasty and goes well with Chapathi, Jowar Roti, dosa and even with hot rice.

Ennegai can prepared in two types. Stuffed Ennegai and Gravy type Ennagai.

Today let us learn easy method of preparing Gravy type Ennegai.

Ingredients :

Brinjal                                                            10-12

Mustard seeds                                            ¼ tsp

Methi                                                              ¼ tsp

Urad Dhal                                                     1 ½ tsp

Grated Coconut                                         4 tsp

Onion                                                             1 big

Tomato                                                         2-3 medium size

Tamarind Pulp                                           2 tsp

Jaggery                                                         1 small lemon size

Ginger paste                                                ½ tsp

Chilli Powder                                              1 tsp

Coriander Powder                                    1 tsp

Oil                                                                    ¼ cup

Turmeric                                                      ½ tsp

Water as required

Salt to taste

Method :

Dry roast mustard seeds, methi and urad dal till it is golden brown.

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Wash brinjal and cut slit into four parts. Check on four sides also for any worms while cutting. Do not cut the brinjal fully.

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Add cut brinjal in the oil. Do not cover the lid as water vapour may fall into it.

IMG_20140727_192914 <div class="hrecipe h-recipe jetpack-recipe" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Often keep rolling brinjal to enable cook all the sides. Cook for 10-15 mins or till brinjal is done. You can see the change in the colour of brinjal.

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Now remove brinjal into plate.

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In the same pan add ¼ tsp turmeric, onion and fry till golden brown.

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Now add cut tomatoes and cook well.

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Add ginger paste, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.

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Add tamarind pulp, salt to taste, mix well and cook for some time.

Grind the roasted mustard seeds, methi, urad dal, coconut into fine paste.

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You can see oil oozes from the sides.

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Cook for 3-4 mins.

Add jaggery and mix.

You can check the consistency, if the gravy is too thick add little water and cook.

Now add brinjal into it and close the lid and cook in low flame for about 3-4 mins.

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Ennegai is ready to serve.

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Ennegai can be had with jowar roti, chapathi, dosa and hot rice.

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Tips :

If you want your gravy to be little watery add water as per your required consistency. Adding water reduces the taste. I do not prefer adding water. If you want spicy you can add more chilli powder.

 

Shyla Nagesh

http://brahmin.kitchen

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