November 16, 2013

Baigan Tikka

Brinjals - 4 (medium)
Onions - 2
Carrot - 1
Potatoes - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Green peas - 1/2 cup
French beans - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Coriander leaves -  1 bunch
Ginger -  small piece
Garlic cloves - 4
Green chillies -2-3
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Lemon - 1 (juice)
Salt to taste


  • Boil, peel and mash the  potatoes. Finely chop other vegetables except brinjals.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, chillies, mint and coriander leaves to make fine paste.
  • Slit the brinjals horizontally and apply little oil to the skin and grill till half done.
  • Scoop out the pulp carefully  and keep the skin aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry till transparent.
  • Add ground paste and saute for awhile.
  • Add chopped vegetables and cook till half done.
  • Add mashed potato, brinjal pulp, salt, coriander and cumin powder, garam masala. Mix well and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame then add lemon juice. Let it cool.
  • Now put some of the mixture into brinjal shells.
  • Roast on a grill or in a hot tandoor till nicely done.
  • Serve hot.

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