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
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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