Steamed Stuffed Eggplant (Bhara Hua Baingan)

I love traditional indian eggplant curry, but its sort of deep fried in oil.
I have discovered a healthier version of it.

Ingredients .
1. 4 Tbsp Bengal Gram Flour.
2. 1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder.
3. 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala.
4. 1 Tbsp Oil.( I prefer not to heat oil at all. But once in a month I do. Not pan heating though. Steam heating as in this recipe).
5. Salt to taste.
6. 4 Indian eggplants ( vowel shaped small ones, not the long or big-fat ones)

Actually filling can be anything. Like paste of cilantro and green chillies with salt and oil. You can be creative here !!!.

Mix All ingredients except eggplants in a bowl with a spoon or hand.
Cut eggplants 4 times not entirely but unto 3/4 th way length wise i.e the eggplant looks whole as is. We do not cut into pieces. The cuts are made so that filling can be done.
Not push as much filling as you can into each eggplant.
Remaining filling paste transfer to a small bowl.
This bowl and the eggplants, keep them all in steamer for just 10 minutes.
And you are done !!!

Eat with rice,roti or as is.

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Raw/Steamed Pumpkin Seed Thai Sauce Curry.

Ingredients for the Sauce.
1. 1/2 cup Soaked Pumpkin Seeds.
2. 1/4 Jalapeno Pepper.
3. 1 clove Garlic.
4. 5 Sprigs Parsley.
5. Salt to taste.
6. 1 Tbsp Flax oil.
7. 1 Tbsp Coconut oil.
8. 1 cup Hot Water.

Preparation of Sauce:
Blend all and pour in a deep dish.

Ingredients for curry:

1. 10 florets of Cauliflower (Steamed/Raw)
2. 2 leaves of Collard (cut into ribbons)
3. 1 BottleGuard(Turai) (cut into small cubes)
4. 1 Potato ( cubed and steamed)
5. 5 Mushrooms (Steamed/Raw)
6. 4 Baby Corns
7. Few strips of Red Pepper.

You can basicaly add any vegetables of your liking.
Pour the vegetables into the sauce and mix well. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

You can eat this with rice or alone.

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