Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant Curry

A vegetarian dish in which eggplants are slit and stuffed with a combo of spices, coconut, peanuts and jaggery…  Surely you will eat these eggplants with great joy.

Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant Curry
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Stuffed Eggplant Curry
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 -3 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut shreds
  • 2 tbsp peanuts chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 hot green chile chopped
  • 1/2 tsp jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • as required salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp water
  • 4 baby eggplants
  • 1 cup water
  • to taste salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • Select “Sauté” of an Instant Pot. Now, add the seeds and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add the chickpea flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add the coconut and peanuts and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Press “Cancel” and transfer the peanut mixture into a spice grinder.
  • Then, grind the peanut mixture until roughly ground.
  • In a bowl, add the peanut mixture, garlic, ginger, chile, jaggery, ground spices, lemon juice and water and mix until a coarse paste is formed.
  • For curry: with a sharp knife, make cross cuts on each eggplant, not all the way through.
  • Carefully, fill the stuffing into the cross cut.
  • In the pot of Instant Pot Mini, place the eggplants in a single later, cut side up.
  • Carefully, add the water and salt around the eggplants.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and sprinkle with the garam masala.
  • Serve hot with the garnishing of cilantro.
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