10 garlic cloves 1 - inch piece ginger 1 teaspoon red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon water
Make a smooth paste of above ingredients with water.
Slit brinjals lengthwise into four with the base intact. Stuff with spice paste and set aside for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry brinjals on a medium heat till soft ( both sides ). Stir occasionally.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry chopped onions till golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 -8 minutes or till the gravy slightly thickens.
Add fried brinjals gently. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes till the gravy completely thickens and a nice aroma. Serve with rice as a side dish and garnished with coriander leaves.