Badanekayi Ennegayi (stuffed eggplant) step-by-step recipe with photos.
Ennegayi and jolada rotti (stuffed eggplant curry and sorghum flatbread) – the signature dish of the northern region of Karnataka. In fact, ennegayi is a staple of most households in north Karnataka. In this dish, the eggplants are slit opened and stuffed with a freshly roasted spice mix. It is also called thumbgayi which loosely translates to a vegetable that has been filled with something (that is, the spice mix). Round purple beauties stuffed with aromatic spices and shallow fried until tender and simmered in a delicious gravy. This dish takes me back to my childhood – the only eggplant dish I loved as a child.
Round purple eggplant is the hero of this dish. The spice mix varies slightly in every household. Here is my version of badanekayi ennegayi. For me, this dish is delicious is an understatement. Make it to believe it!
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FOR THE SPICE STUFFING:
Badanekayi Ennegayi (stuffed eggplant) step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Fry spices in oil until aromatic
2. Stuff the spice mix into the eggplant
3. Fry onion until golden
4. Add stuffed eggplant into it
5. Add remaining stuffing, water, and cook