Medium sized Brinjals – 4
Roasted Groundnuts – 3/4th cup
Garlic paste – two teaspoons
Onions – 2
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Red chilly powder – 2 teaspoons
Oil – 4 teaspoons
Water – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cut the brinjals in half. On each piece, make cross cuts till about halfway.
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the brinjals and cover the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes. When the brinjals are near done, add finely chopped onions and garlic paste to it.
Let it cook till the onions turn golden brown. Then add a pinch of asafetida, cumin powder, coriander powder and chilly powder to it.
Coarsely grind the roasted groundnuts and add them to pan. Mix well. Then add a cup of water and stir well. Let it cook on a small flame till the gravy is thick . Turn off the flame, the oil will start to separate as the gravy cools down. Add salt to taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with bajri roti or with rice.