I saw these brinjal boats on Sapna Sardessais Facebook page the other day. She is a well-known personality in Goa and has published many famous cook books. She keeps posting amazing photos of dishes cooked in her kitchen on her facebook page and are absolutely drool worthy. Thanks Sapna for this recipe.
These boats are very simple to make and are deliciously tasty. Do try them. Here is the recipe.
4 long variety purple brinjals,
1 med sized onion finely chopped,
2 boiled and mashed potatoes,
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves,
1 tsp ginger garlic paste,
½ tsp turmeric powder,
1 tsp red chili powder,
1 tsp coriander seeds powder,
½ tsp cumin seeds powder,
½ tsp garam masala powder,
½ tsp amchroor powder,
Salt to taste,
2 tsp oil
Cut the brinjal length wise and scoop out the center with spoon to make 8 hollow boats.
Chop the scoped brinjal into fine pieces and keep aside.
Heat 1 tsp oil and fry onions till light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and all the masalas and stir fry for a minute.
Now add chopped brinjal and cook till the brinjal is cooked and is mushy. Add boiled potatoes, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well and switch off the gas.
Apply a little salt to the hollow brinjal boats and leave it for 5 minutes approx.
Stuff the brinjal potatoes stuffing in the hollow brinjal to make a boat. Stuff all the brinjals, coat them with fine semolina or bread crumbs and shallow fry on the both the sides till the brinjal skin gets cooked.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup.