06 November 2016

Bharli Vangi |A Maharashtrian eggplant stuffed recipe


Bharli Vangi is a Maharashtrian style stuffed eggplant recipe ."Bharli" in Marathi means stuffed and "Vangi" in Marathi (A south Indian language from the Indian state of Maharashtra) .This Maharashtrian recipe is quite tasty I must say ,one of the eggplant recipe I fell in love with totally .

For making this eggplant recipe,baby eggplants are used exclusively and filled with a special ground paste /Goda masala and made into a fingerlicking,liplicking,platelicking brinjal recipe (Eggplant is called "Brinjal " in India and "Baingan" in Hindi ). I am extremely happy that I came across this baingan curry and now it is one of my family's favorite go-to Brinjal gravy at home.


Just like other vegetables,eggplants were never enticing to me other than this Baingun baja recipe which is more like a snack . However,the baby eggplants look so cute that they do some kind of maya/illusion/magic on me ,I am immediately drawn towards them and then I usually end up making  varieties of stuffed eggplant curries and this is the first of them that made it to my blog so far.

Eggplants are by the way very nutritious .Eggplants can help in controlling obesity ,diabetes,heart diseases,cholesterol,cancer and they even improve blood flow to the brain .No only that ,they are very good for pregnant women and baby because of folic acid in it which prevents any defects in the development of baby.Eggplants also improve hair ,complexion and overall energy .(Credit:Medicalnewstoday.com )


Eggplants are also known as Garden eggs,Guinea squash,melongene ..

Anyways,off to the eggplant recipe - This is how I make Bharli Vangi recipe

Bharli Vangi recipe

Baby eggplants,slit - 6-8 nos
Onion,chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes,chopped - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Whole dry red chillies
Oil - 2 Tbsp for gravy & 2-4 Tbsp for frying

Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Sesame - 1 Tbsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 2-4 Tsp
Tamarind - a small marble size
Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 Tsp
Peppercorns - 6 nos.
Cloves -3 nos.
Cinnamon - 1'
Water - 1-2 Tbsp for ground paste & 1/4 cup for the gravy

Method: Please watch the video that will show how to make Bharli Vangi Marathi style :

This eggplant recipe Indian style will make any eggplant haters fall in love again with the eggplants...like me...