firstly, cut the brinjals in x-shape without taking off the stalk.
soak in water for 10 minutes to avoid discolouring.
meanwhile, prepare masala powder by roasting 2 tbsp peanuts until it turns crisp.
add 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp methi.
roast on low flame until spices turn aromatic. cool completely and transfer to mixi.
also add 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp aamchur and ¾ tsp salt.
blend to a fine powder without adding any water.
now stuff in prepared masala powder to brinjal. keep aside.
in a large kadai, heat 3 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf and pinch hing.
add in stuffed brinjal and saute for a minute.
cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes or until its half cooked.
once the brinjal in half cooked, keep aside.
in the same oil, add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp garam masala.
saute until spices turn aromatic.
further add 2 cup tomato puree and mix well.
cover and cook until oil separates from sides.
now add in fried brinjal and add ½ tsp salt. mix gently.
pour in ½ cup water and mix gently.
cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until brinjal is cooked completely.
finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy bharwa baingan with roti or parotta.