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Masalebhat with Stuffed Eggplants

(Link to the Marathi Recipe

Every year Maayboli celebrates 'Online Ganeshotsav'. In 2005 I participated in cooking competition held in this 'online Ganeshotsav'. Theme was to make something using ingredients given in the list. We could use ingredients for tempering. I was declared as a winner at the end after counting the votes I got. Original recipe is from one of m father's aunt, but I have changed few things according to the list of ingredients given to me.

Stuffed Eggplant Masale Bhat

Masala -
1/2 cup dry shredded coconut
1/2 cup Sesame seeds
2 tbsp Garam Masala
Red chili powder and Salt per taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric

For Rice -
4 small eggplants
1 cup Rice
salt, red chili powder - per taste
1 tsp garam masala (optional)
1 tbsp oil for tempering
1 masala cardamom, 1" cinnamon, 1-2 bay leaves, 1-2 black peppers, turmeric, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, Asafoetida.
2 cups warm water

Preparation - 
Wash the rice and keep aside for at least 1/2 hour. Dry roast shredd…