Every Indian state and family has their own secret recipes which they swear by….. It is known by many names ie vaangi bhajee, vayudennengya masala, kathrikai curry, badanaekai, etc etc. These are all perfect and we have all been witness too many duels between varying factions of the fairer sex as to which recipe is the best.
I don’t claim any of those lofty titles, all i know is that this is a variation of my MIL ‘s and mum ‘s recipe and something that has always worked well in our parties.
Coriander seeds 3tbsp
Khus khus 1tbsp
Sesame seeds 1tbsp
Ground nut 2tbsp
Red chillies 4
Dry roast all of the above
Fresh coconut 2tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 2tsp
Grind the roasted spices with the above ingredients.
Stuff this paste into 10-15 slit aubergines.
Heat generous amount of oil
Slide the stuffed aubergines into the oil and gently stir.
Add half a cup of water and 2tsp of tamarind paste , sugar and cover.
Cook till nearly done.
Add curry leaves or Coriander leaves at the end.
Serve with hot rotis or rice.