Monday, September 20, 2010

Stuffed Eggplant and Potatoes-Gujarati style

Another simple yet delicious Gujarati vegetarian dish known locally as "Aakhu Shaak" literally meaning whole vegetables..Takes only around 25 mins to prepare from start to finish.

Ingredients : 6-8 small eggplants
6-8 small whole potatoes or halved big ones
3 tbsp Olive oil

Stuffing :

1 cup fresh green peas
1  tomato finely chopped
1 small bunch spring  onion finely chopped
1/4 th cup chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies finely chopped
4-5 green garlic chives chopped
2 cloves of garlic grated
1/2 inch ginger grated
1/4 th tsp turmeric pwdr
1/4th tsp chili pwdr
1/2 tsp coriander pwdr
1/4th tsp cumin pwdr
juice of 1/2 lime
salt n pepper to taste

Directions : Slit the eggplants and potatoes in the center but not all the way through (see pic below)  .
In a bowl mix well all the ingredients listed under 'Stuffing'.Stuff the eggplants and potatoes with the stuffing .Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan .Place the stuffed eggplants and potatoes stuffed side up .Spread out the remaining stuffing around them. Add 1/2 cup water and gently stir around the stuffed vegetables.Cover and cook till potatoes are tender.Garnish with chopped coriander.Serve hot with chapatis.


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  1. That's very different and looks very good, lots of work involved I guess.

  2. Nice recipe with the stuffing,will surely give this a try

  3. Lovely dish. Making my mouth water already.

  4. Gujju Cuisine has some stuff doesn't it! Loved your clicks too!

  5. Beautiful side dish. Love the filling too.

  6. looks superb....yummy and very healthy one

  7. Very tempting stuffed eggplants and potatoes..makes me drool..

  8. I love all varieties of stuffed baingan... n urs is rich n delicious!

  9. This is an exotic dish! I have never had the eggplants and potatoes stuffed in the same dish.wonderful!

  10. Nice recipe with eggplants...sounds too good...

  11. Looks like I hv some catching up to do, opened my laptop after 3 days and more !
    I like the stuffing, but somehow, i never could manage to remotely like the eggplant :(
    I usually eat only the masala ( after carefuly checking for ANY trace of eggplant or its seeds and discarding them).

  12. lovely recipe! will sure try it out :)


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