Tandoori “Soya Granules” Stuffed Eggplant …

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My adventure with Sonal’s Special Spices continues … Today I introduce you to yet another aromatic spice from Sonal’s Kitchen ” Tandoori Masala”…

And I bring to you Tandoori Soy granules stuffed Eggplants .

To prepare this eggplant in a thick tandoori masala curry you will be needing …

8- 10 small egg plants
1/4 cup soy granules soaked in warm water for 30 mins
1 medium Tomato (Chopped)
1 Small Onion (Diced)
2 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
1 tsp minced ginger
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Tsp Sonal’s Tandoori Masala
2 Green Chilies finely chopped
1/2 Tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup Fresh Coriander/ Cilantro
Salt as per taste

To prepare the stuffing :

Heat a pan with 1 tbsp vegetable oil.
Add cumin seeds followed by onions. Cook until they get translucent.
Add garlic ,ginger ,tomato and green chilies and mix well.
Add soybean , Tandoori Masala and salt, and stir well.
Cook till the water evaporates and granules are cooked ( around 15 mins )
Allow soybean mixture to cool down before you start stuffing.

Wash and slit the egg plants for stuffing
Stuff soyabean mixture in the eggplants.

For the gravy / Curry :

1tbs Sonal’s Special tandoori masala
1/4 cup of onion
2 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
A small piece of ginegr
Salt as per taste

To Prepare the gravy :

In a chopper add tandoori masala along with ginger, garlic and onion and make a thick paste without adding water .

In a wok heat add 1 tbsp oil & heat on medium hight.
Once hot,add the masala paste and sautΓ© till oil separates .
Now add stuffed eggplants into it. SautΓ© till eggplant change color .
Add salt as per taste & 1/2 cup of water to the egg plants to make thick gravy .
Cover the wok with a lid and let it simmer till the egg plants are cooked through .
Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves .

Serve hot with chapati , parathas , bread of your choice along with steamed white rice ….

Sonal looking forward to your going commercial with β€œThe Spice Factory” soon ….


  1. Such an amazingly delicious recipe Shailja! Eggplants that too bharwa are my favorite kinds. I am so trying this recipe soon. Love it! And thank you sooooo much for this shout out yet again πŸ™‚

  2. I am jealous – can’t have Sonal’s spices.
    And going to this dish… I love eggplants and I can feel these babies are calling my name. πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing and see you at FF’s big two weeks celebration. πŸ˜‰

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