Friday, December 2, 2011

Eggplant In Spicy Sauce/Gravy


Eggplant, aubergine and brinjal are all from the same family, the deep/light purple glossy veg/fruit is like a customary addition for the curries I make (Assam Curry Fish, Indian Vegetable Curry & Indian Fish Curry). Because eggplant is affordable, I tend to buy quite often, in fact, at least one a week, but instead of replicating the same type of dish, (Curry Mee Vegetarian & Green Fish Curry), today it is a spicy-tangy vegetarian side dish - eggplant cooked with cherry tomatoes, dried red chillies and spices.

Ingredients
1 large (about 200g) eggplant - cut in two and then into 1/2 inch length
10 cherry tomatoes - cut into two
4 dried red chillies - snip into 3 to 4 pieces
1 tsp plain chilli powder
1 (about 80) onion - sliced thinly
1/2 inch ginger - sliced into thin long stripes
1 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp lemon/lime juice
2 stalks coriander leaves - sliced thinly
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Method
When oil is heated, add in chillies, chilli powder, onion, ginger, fenugreek and mustard seeds.
Stir and as the seeds starts to splatter, add eggplant and cherry tomatoes.
Stir again to mix all ingredients together.
Pour about 1/2 cup of water.
Simmet to cook eggplant till a soft texture.
Add lemon juice, coriander leaves and salt.
Give a good stir before removing from heat.



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32 comments:

  1. Looks tempting,I just love all spice ingredients in it,sound Yummy spicy :)
    Ridwan

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  2. I love eggplant too. Whenever i cook curry, i must add these vege. BTW, stuffed eggplant also can be as good.

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  3. Nava, love your egg plant curry. I will not hesitate if you invite me over for dinner. :)

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  4. Love eggplant and love finding new ways to cook it. And spicy is always good!

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  5. I usually have eggplant with italian sauce, but it is not really cooked in the manner you have above. I am interested in tasting of all the spices in the recipe infused with the eggplant, so it is well worth a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. i never learned to like eggplant... and probably never will even if it looks as tempting as this one..

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  7. though of ordering this just now but dont know why the lady say they don;t cook this :(

    must ask them refer this blog!

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  8. This looks so amazing and once again you wow me with all your wonderful flavors! Feel free to stop by my blog and check out the $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card giveaway going on right now! xoxo

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  9. That looks awesome! I really enjoy eggplant. I don't understand why some people hate it so much. I love having it just in sandwiches.

    Love the spice in this!

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  10. I adore eggplant, and I've had it with hot pepper mustard, but not with an Indian twist. Sounds absolutely delicious, and the color of this dish is gorgeous.

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  11. When I was young I was forced to eat eggplant and disliked it in anything except moussaka. Now That I'm older, I love it. Spicing it up like this would be outstanding. Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  12. I do love eggplant too!!

    meitzeu
    http://www.facebook.com/meitzeupage

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  13. Looks tempting! I like eggplant too but not my family members. :(

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  14. I love this sweet and spicy combination. You got me Nava!

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  16. This looks gorgeous, with that vivid color!

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  17. eggplant looks wonderful lovely flavours in the gravy

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  18. Eggplant + tomato = winning combination!

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  19. Ooooh! That looks VERY yummy :) I love me some eggplant, its a new veggie for me!

    Buzzed

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful dish with incredible flavor

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  21. Look's great nava..!! drooling yummy ur food here makes me hungry everytime i look at the pictures :D

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  22. hi nava, mmm, i just love it , if you post any recipe at all on egg plants, i am sure your tastes delicious, your photo says so. have a nice day..

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  23. I love the flavours in this eggplant dish!

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  24. Thank you so much for all the sharing, comments and loveable words everyone. Appreciate it very much.

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  25. my mom used to cook this too at home..n it was so yummy..

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  26. Love love love spicy eggplant!!!

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  27. Another egg-plant recipe? I love egg-plants & u're making me hungry, dear!

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  28. This sounds like a delicious eggplant dish Nava!

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  29. I love eggplant, this is my kind of dish.

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  30. I would love this combination! We make eggplant with coconut and onion :)

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  31. That is a lovely combi of taste...

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