Slice the aubergines into four leaving them attached only at the stem. Lightly dab the brinjal on the inside with some salt and turmeric powder. Deep fry.
In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, saunf and zeera. Grind these with all the other masalas on the ingredient list.
Stuff the deep fried aubergines with this masala. Keep aside.
In a kadhai / wok, take mustard oil, add bay leaves, cloves and heeng water.
Add the stuffed aubergines. Toss.
Sprinkle some salt according to taste. Toss. Serve.
Marut Sikka cooks some fabulously tangy and spicy achaari baingan. Baby eggplants slit, deep fried, stuffed and tossed in a tangy masala.