Mysterious Aubergine by Chef Gautam SalujaFebruary 15, 2012
(Inspired by the recipe of My Guru Chef Vineet Bhatia)
1 Big round aubergine
Chicken/Mutton keema (minced meat)
Take aubergine and cut into round shape
Scoop out the flesh of the aubergine and make it look like a bangle with some flesh on the sides
Sprinkle some seasoned flour mixed with salt and pepper
In a pan, heat white butter/ oil, saute chopped finely chopped onions and add finely chopped garlic & ginger. Cook for a while and add chicken/mutton keema. Cook it well. Add garam masala powder. Add salt. Mix well and cover the pan for 10 minutes.
In another pan, melt some white butter, put chopped onions and garlic. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté for sometime. Add some mixed herbs, check seasonings. Make a thick sauce
In a bowl, put Hung curd, beat it well add the fine chopped onions, coriander powder and jeera powder.
Now, take the aubergine, stuff them up with the prepared spiced mutton keema by using one hand as the base. So that the mixture doesn’t come out from the other end.
Pat with both the hands so the mixture settles in between the aubergine.
Sprinkle some more seasoned flour
Take a pan, heat the butter, put the stuffed aubergine and shallow fry
For the presentation
Take a plate, put the fried aubergine, put the tomato sauce on it, then top it up with the Hung curd dressing
Garnish with the coriander leaf and spread spoon of tomato sauce on the plate
Contributed by Chef Gautum Saluja
Gautum Saluja is a chef by profession, who belong to the coal capital of India, Dhanbad. A “MAUKATERIAN” and lover of food, he digs into food anytime and anywhere. He loves cooking, eating, singing, swimming, sleeping and wants to open his own specialty chain of restaurants.
very nice gautam, congrats and looking forward for more and more yummy recipes like this..
Manjushree,thank you so very much dear..glad you liked it..
Lovely Recipe Gauti!! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
Thanks Sima di..when ru cooking it??
gautum where to get hung curd?
Sanzeeta you dont get hung curd in the market,you need to make it @home 🙂
way to go Gautam….your creative culinary skills certainly have made the humble aubergine ‘the king’ of veggies..
Thanks Monica..Superlike your comment..
lovely recipe gautam..keep it up…
Thanks Nayana..hope u’ll try it soon.. 🙂
congrats Gautam…u r brilliant at making different..n..dilicious recipe….keep it up bro…!!!
Wl done Gautham….congrats … 🙂
glad u liked it Reeta..
Looks exotic and sounds cool too! 🙂
Congratulations Goutam.. Keep going. I ll try this recipe soon and show u the pic….and ofcourse the taste…
Thanks Jyothi didi..Will wait for your version..
wow gautam what an amazing recipe…really loved it…its soo original… and even the presentation is wow !! congrats 🙂
Thanks Nitu..Glad you liked it..
Great recipe…would definitely try. I have a passion for food and loves cooking and trying different recipes:)
AMAZING GAUTAM!!!! keep up the good work.
Thanks Anamika..Im glad you really liked the recipe..
this looks sounds fabulous .. and i am sure its going to taste yummm with the excellent choice of ingredients. i am sure going to try it. thanks you chef for the recipe.
I am so gonna try it, this weekend. Thank you Chef Gautam Saluja, and all the best..:)
Very original & innovative..sounds lovely…will surely try it :)…..coz Aubergines I love and with any keema is like sone pe suhaga…Thanks Gautam 🙂
Thanks Kaajal..Glad you liked it.. 🙂
Well done chotte veer !! awsome recipe & awesome photograph…
Thanks Amardip veerjee for your sincere and kind words..Glad you liked it..
Some how always had faith in Chef Gautham’s cooking. He needs to make more of these , keep it up
Thanks Rajeev jee..your words always Inspire me..
Looks very yumm Gautham!!!!!! Gonna try it for sure.keep the Great Work Going…
Thank you for your Kind words Jasvinder..
Wooow Superb and so simple too.Yummmyyy
Thanks Zee Ke..
That’s incredible stuff from an unassuming simple guy, A big big thumbs up
Thank you Mr.Aman Kahlon for liking the recipe..
very nice recipe and pic Gautam .
Well done Gautham….congrats 🙂
keep them coming 🙂
I have seen the passion and love for cooking in Chef Gautam Saluja…He always tries to cook with a perfection and make the dish a master piece.. I have tasted the dish and i must say that it was heavenly… Keep it up Gautam…