How to make Vangi Hirwa Masala - Brinjals cooked in delicious green masala.

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Main Ingredients : Brinjals (बैंगन), Green Peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vangi Hirwa Masala

Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

For more recipes related to Vangi Hirwa Masala checkout Bharli Vangi, Eggplant Chilli Garlic, Achari Baingan, Baingan Bharta . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Honeyed Sichuan Paneer With Sesame, Ker Sangri, Moong Dal Aur Hare Pyaz Ki Sabzi, Nadur Palak.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Vangi Hirwa Masala Recipe

  • Brinjals 10-12 small

  • Green Peas 1/2 bunch

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Green peas shelled 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black masala 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and slit brinjals into four, keeping the stems intact. Keep in water. Peel, wash and thinly slice onion. Wash, remove stems and roughly chop green chillies. Peel, wash and roughly chop ginger. Peel and wash garlic.

Step 2

Clean, wash and finely chop coriander leaves. Reserve one tablespoon each of the scraped coconut and chopped coriander leaves for garnish. Grind together onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, scraped coconut and green peas to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan sauté the ground paste for five minutes, add coriander powder, black masala, turmeric powder, salt and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat, cool and stuff half the masala in the brinjals and keep aside. Heat remaining oil in the same pan add cumin seeds. Once they change colour add remaining sautéed masala and stuffed brinjals.

Step 5

Stir well, add half a cup of water, cover and cook on low heat for five minutes. Gently turn brinjals once or twice to ensure even cooking. Serve hot, garnished with reserved coriander leaves and scraped coconut.