Clean and wash baigan/eggplant.
Assemble all the ingredients.
And all the spices..
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds...
When they start to sputter add in tomato puree..
Add coconut , curd, cashew paste, sesame seeds powder, red chili powder, salt and haldi.
Give it a good mix and cook till all the liquid evaporated and...
The masala looks like this - all cooked and oil starts to separate. My cooking time on medium flame was 7 minutes.
Mix in green chilies, garam masala powder and coriander leaves..
Mix all the ingredients well; until blended..
Cut baigan cross wise..
And toss them in the cooked masala..
Add 1/4 cup water..
Cover and cook.
Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium low flame or until baigan is tender and soft.
Once baigan is cooked pour in tamarind paste and adjust seasonings.
Before serving - take some masala and stuff it inside the baigan. This way baigan will not taste bland.
Baigan is all cooked and ready to serve.
Enjoy it hot with warm rotis.