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stuffed baby eggplants in a white serving bowl
Stuffed baby eggplant in Instant pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Stuffed baby eggplant made in instant pot with the authentic gravy made in onion, coconut, ginger, garlic, chili powder, turmeric and garam masala!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: stuffed eggplant
Servings: 4
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 6-8 small baby eggplants
  • 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery/brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • cilantro to garnish
  1. Wash and trim extra stem from the baby eggplants leaving about half an inch of the stem. Make 2 vertical cross slits going almost the end.
  2. Stuffing – Mix grated onion, ginger, garlic, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, ground coriander, ground cumin, fresh coconut, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix all the stuffing ingredients well and stuff them in the eggplants.

  3. Turn the instant pot to Saute mode  and heat oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to start popping. Carefully add all the stuffed eggplants to the instant pot. Layer any remaining stuffing on top. Add half a cup of water. 

  4. Close the lid with the pressure value set to sealing. Set for Pressure Cook/Manual for 4 mins on low pressure followed by a quick release of pressure. Garnish with cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts
Stuffed baby eggplant in Instant pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 608mg26%
Potassium 1626mg46%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 17.8mg22%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.