Skip to main content

Green Chutney Stuffed Eggplant- Ravaiya- Parsi Recipe

 

  Green Chutney Stuffed Eggplant- Ravaiya

 Brinjal/eggplant is a versatile vegetable, and it goes well with different spices and herbs. Stuffed vegetables always taste better, and sometimes you need to look at things from a new perspective. Ever thought that a simple green coconut chutney can be a flavorful stuffing? Well, it may sound simple, but it tastes delicious. Ravaiya is a vegetarian/vegan recipe that is a perfect example of easy-to-make, comfort homey food. It is a culinary staple of Gujarathi and Parsi cuisine.  It goes well with basmati rice or with Indian flatbread like rotis or parathas.

Fried eggplant has this melting texture, and combined with the tangy, flavorful coconut paste, and spices it tastes delicious. There is a perfect balance of heat and flavor. Coconut and sugar add a touch of sweetness and balances the tart from vinegar and tamarind. The coconut chutney has a fresh flavor of coriander and mint. I have posted recipes of stuffed eggplants, and this recipe is the easiest of all.

Ravaiya is a traditional dish, and you will find lots of variations in both Gujarathi and Parsi cuisine. The Parsi version is dry preparation with less gravy. If you like experimenting with different chutney flavors, try adding roasted tomatoes or peanuts. It is best to use long thin aubergines/ eggplants. Indian baby brinjal or long slender Chinese eggplants are the next best option for this recipe. It is best to stuff the eggplants with half of the chutney and pan fry it till crisp and golden before adding in the gravy to enhance the flavor. Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.

 Green Chutney Stuffed Eggplant- Ravaiya- Parsi Recipe

Ingredients

To make the chutney filling
Coconut- 1 1/2 cup
Coriander chopped- 1/2 cup
Mint leaves- 15 leaves
Green chili- 5-6
Garlic- 2
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Vinegar- 1 tbs
( or one tbs Tamarind pulp)
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Sugar- 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Thin long Eggplant- 5-6
( or 10 baby eggplant)
Turmeric power- a pinch (optional)
Salt- 1/8 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/8 tsp
Oil- 4 tbs

The first step is to make a chunky paste using a blender. Into the blender, add coconut, mint leaves, green chilly, garlic, ginger, and coriander leaves. Add salt, lemon juice, and 3-4 tbs of water and make a fine paste. Mix in vinegar and sugar.
Wash and dry the eggplants. Make two slits up to the stem of the eggplant, but make sure it remains intact. Marinate for five minutes with salt and turmeric powder. Take half of the coconut chutney paste and stuff spoonfuls of chutney along the slits. You can secure the eggplants with the help of toothpicks. Let it marinate for another 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and place the stuffed eggplants. Fry in medium heat for about 4-5 minutes on either side. Drain and keep aside. You can also bake the eggplants. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the marinated eggplant. Layer them in a baking pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and bake till eggplants are soft and roasted.
In the same oil, add cumin seeds, and when it splutters, add the rest of the marinade and saute for two minutes till the raw flavor disappears. Add 1/2 cup of water, and when it starts boiling, gently place the fried eggplants. Cover and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or till oil separate. Serve with steamed basmati rice or with Indian flatbread like rotis or parathas.


 You might also like,

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

10 Quick and Easy Kerala Snacks/ Tea time snacks

Do you often look for snack ideas? I like to try new snack recipes. Freshly homemade, tea time snacks appeals to all ages. There are comfort and joy in munching a delicious sweet or savory deep-fried snack with hot piping tea. Some recipes make you nostalgic, and we keep coming back to it time and again. Kerala has an exhaustive list of traditional tea-time snacks. You never get tired of eating them! So here is a list of family favorites. Today I am sharing a collection of 10 easy to make snacks that you can make under 20 minutes . Do you have any favorite snack that is simple and easy to make? Please share your ideas, leave me a comment below Want to try more Kerala snacks, check my post 12 Best Traditional Kerala Snacks - Tea Time Snacks  Pazham Pori- Crispy Fried Sweet Plantain Pazham pori is a quick and easy tea time snack. It is made with ripe sweet plantains dipped in a batter and then deep-fried in coconut oil to crispy golden. Ingredients Ripe plantains - 3 medium Maida-1 1/2

20 Best Kerala Christmas Recipes

How is the Christmas planning coming along for everyone? It is almost Christmas! My kid's Christmas holidays start today and I am planning to celebrate this Christmas in a traditional Kerala style. Festivities and traditions are diverse in many countries around the world, but Christmas is all about joy and sharing! Christmas celebration is part of Kerala's rich tradition and culture. The season of joy and is celebrated like every other festivals in India, with grandeur and with lots of yummy food. My childhood memories of Christmas are glittering lights, colorful paper stars, Christmas papa and nativity scenes of the birth of Jesus that adore almost every home in Kerala. Our Christian neighbors and friends always help us set up the nativity scenes and the decor. And the most memorable are the trays of yummy Christmas goodies from our neighbors. It was always a fun celebration. The Christmas celebration is not complete without delicious food. Traditional Christmas

Easy Persimmon Pudding

Easy Persimmon Pudding Today's recipe is a classic old- fashioned American dessert made during the holidays. If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you might  already know my love for traditional and rustic looking home-style desserts. Everyone loves easy no fuss desserts. This one is so special,it  brings back memories of sweet, delicious after dinner desserts, toffee flavored with a touch of spice. I made this pudding for Thanksgiving but it is also made during Christmas. Are you looking for a traditional pudding for Christmas? Then why not try this delicious persimmon pudding. Persimmon is in season during fall and winter months, so there is no better time to try this recipe.It is a very fall and Christmas like pudding, rich, custard-like creamy texture and is laced with flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. Yes, all the flavors of Christmas- it is just perfect for the holidays! This pudding is magical with a delicious custard like texture. There is