Stuffed Brinjal
Servings Prep Time
2people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 10minutes
Cook Time
To Roast & Grind :
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add channa dal. Saute for a minute and add peanuts
  2. Continue sauteing in medium low flame until daal & peanuts are roasted well
  3. Add red chillies, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds & coriander seeds. Continue roasting for few minutes
  4. Add grated coconut and wait until it becomes slightly golden brown color
  5. Let the whole mixture cool down for sometime..Grind it all together by adding just little water.
  6. Slit brinjals and fill it with stuffing. I kept the stem intact so it was easier for me to fill the stuffing
  7. Now in Instant Pot turn on SAUTE mode
  8. Add Gingely oil. Once it is hot add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, curry leaves
  9. Sauté for a minute and add chopped onion and tomato pieces
  10. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder. Saute well.
  11. Add stuffed green brinjals and mix everything together.
  12. At this stage add 1/2 cup of water and ensure that bottom of the pot is clean and is not browning. I missed adding water at this stage and later had issues.
  13. Add the remaining coconut peanut masala to the pot and add little oil and again 3/4th cup of water
  14. Cancel SAUTE mode and turn on PRESSURE COOK mode. Make sure it is in SEALING position
  15. Set the timer to 4 minutes
  16. Let the pressure build and let the brinjals get cooked
  17. Mine got ‘BURN’ notification when the pressure was building.As soon as I saw the sign I turned off the IP and manually released the pressure
  18. When I openend, the pot looked something as seen below 🙂
  19. But the brinjals were cooked well and the stuffing tasted delicous too
  20. We ate it with rice and the remaining was served as a side to Roti for dinner
Recipe Notes

I got ‘Burn’ notification few minutes after I turned on Pressure cook mode.. It could be because I added less water & oil initially. I would recommend you to add atleast 1/2 cup of water and ensure the bottom of the pot is clean. Also make sure the stuffing doesn’t get stuck to the bottom before switching from ‘Saute’ mode to ‘Pressure Cook’ mode 🙂 In the recipe below I have adjusted the measurements based on the issue I faced while cooking this in IP however I would also recommend you to keep an eye on the whole process and make sure to check immediately if you see such notification in IP