How to make Bharli Vangi -

Brinjals slit and stuffed with a delicious filling and cooked to perfection

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium brinjals, Tamarind pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bharli Vangi

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Bharli Vangi Recipe

  • Medium brinjals 8

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo to garnish

  • Goda masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Jaggery chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Peanuts crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Trim the stems of the brinjals, make deep crisscross slits on the bottom side without cutting through. Place them in water.

Step 2

Take tamarind pulp in a bowl, add coconut, coriander leaves, goda masala, jaggery, peanuts, red chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Fill each brinjal with this mixture and reserve the remaining.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and asafoetida and let the seeds splutter. Add the stuffed brinjals, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

Step 5

Add the reserved stuffing mixture and mix. Add ½ cup water, cover and cook for 20 minutes on low heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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