Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry/Stuffed Brinjal Curry

We are entering the 62nd edition of Blogging Marathon with  many interesting themes.For this edition I chose no tomato gravies and will be showcasing of the no tomato version of gravies for next few days.
Addition of tomato gives a nice thick creamy and tangy taste to the gravies,but it can be substituted with other ingredients to get the exact taste and texture.
Today's recipe is a stuffed eggplant curry where no grinding of masala involved.It is a simple curry in which eggplants cooked in a onion and coconut paste.For the tangy taste used a little amount of tamarind.Off to the recipe................................

                                        Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)


Baby Eggplants
Onion(very finely chopped)
2 medium size
Ginger&garlic paste
1 tbs
2-2.5 tbs
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
small gooseberry size
Coriander leaves(chopped)
2 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
1 sprig
1.25 tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu
1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu
1/4 tsp
2 tbs

  Grind to a smooth paste

2 tbs
Poppy seeds/kasakasa
1 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu
1 tsp
2 -3

  • Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and extract the juice and keep it aside.Grind the given ingredients to grind to a fine paste.Mix a 2 tsp of of sambar power with a generous pinch of salt.
  • Trim the stalks of the eggplant and make  X cut on the eggplant as shown.Stuff the sambar powder in the slits.Set it aside.Heat the oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds and fennel seeds.Add the chopped onion,curry leaves along with a pinch of salt and saute till transparent.Add in the ginger&garlic paste and fry it for couple of minutes.
  • Add in the stuffed eggplant and saute it till it changes the color.Add in sambar powder,turmeric powder and salt.Give it a mix,add around a cup of water and cook it covered in a slow flame till the eggplants are almost cooked.
  • Now add the tamarind water and cook it for few minutes.Add in the coconut paste at this stage.
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes or till the raw smell disappears.Add in the chopped coriander leaves and put off the flame.Mix it gently.
  • Serve it along with rice or roti.

  • Onion needs to be chopped finely.
  • Do not use more of tamarind .
  • The curry tends to thick after cooling so adjust the consistency as per need. 


Check out the blogging marathon page for the fellow bloggers participating in BM#62.


The eggplants look delicious Nalini. I cook stuffed eggplant all the time in different varieties but never tried with sambar powder. Will sure try it. Bookmarked the recipe.

Nalini this is so delicious I can taste the flavours here and I guess you can hear my rumbling stomach. Guess I am taking too many shortcuts and too much tomato in my cooking. Thanks for reminding me.

I am just gazing at the pics, my ! What vibrant colors..absolutely stunning. I am allergic to eggplants, but I have loved the post , stupendous.

Tempting... I have never used coconut in brinjal... Must try this :)

Tempting... I have never used coconut in brinjal... Must try this :)

There dish looks so tempting even for a non eggplant eater like me. )

You got lot of gravy without any tomatoes. Curry looks so tempting and mouthwatering. Lovely pictures, as usual.

I love stuffed brinjals with gravy. Looks so good..
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My mouth is just watering here, i can have this stuffed eggplant curry with anything, too tempting they are.

Egg plant curry looks colorful and delicious .. Love ur pics

I made a version recently from Valli's blog and totally loved it. I have become a fan of stuffed brinjal now!

I am definitely making this today. I am sitting here wondering what to cook for lunch and here is the inspiration!! Awesome clicks as usual!

Awesome clicks. I have never tried stuffed eggplant with sambar powder.. Bookmarked!

It looks very tempting. We also make this with a little changes. I like this curry with hot rice. It tastes yum.

That is one delicious dish and I love it when I eat it at my friends place. Bookmarking one more to try :)

Omg just drooling over your pics.The stuffed eggplants looks too tempting.

I love eggplant and this stuffed eggplant curry looks awesome..

Very inviting gravy there. Though I am allergic to eggplants, I can attempt to please my family :)

Bookmarked right away Nalini. This is one mouthwatering dish and your clicks are simply amazing, especially the one with spices. Love it.

Wow surely such a treat Nalini...will be bookmarking it!..

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