Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thai Style Eggplant

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal. All from the same family tree right? Except maybe their shapes and sizes and at times, color code as well. Eggplant in fact is a favourite in my house for all sorts of dishes, including in curries as well (Nadan Meen Curry). In fact, I can go on and on and speak about eggplant, but potentially it will be best I stick to this recipe for the day. Thai Style Eggplant. Thai cuisine and Nava K (Vegan Tom Yum Soup, Thai Fried Chicken & Lamb Massaman Curry)? Pretty much says it all and after,  and Thai Style Eggplant basically is fried eggplant in a spicy, tangy and kaffir lime leaves scented attractive gravy/sauce. Oh, a vegetarian variety too (Bengali Begun Bhaja, Baingan Bharta, Japanese Eggplant Saute, Eggplant Tikka & Brinjal Stir Fry).

1 medium size Chinese eggplant - cut into two, then into medium size pieces and flower out as seen in this picture. 
1 tsp rice flour
1 tsp corn flour

For the gravy
1 tbsp dried chilli paste (blended/grounded dried red chillies)
1 medium size onion - chopped
1 small ball of tamarind/assam - mix with 1/2 cup water to extract juice
A small piece of palm sugar
3 to 4 kaffir lime leaves - slice thinly
Oil as needed
Salt for taste
Mix eggplant with rice flour, corn flour and a pinch of salt.
Deep fry, remove and keep aside.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
Saute onion and add chilli paste.
Fry over low heat till aromatic.
Pour in tamarind juice and season with palm sugar and salt.
Stir and let simmer.
Add fried eggplant and lime leaves.
Stir all in and dish out.


  1. I am not a fan of eggplant. But this chilli can be used for other vegetables too =D

  2. i love eggplant and love this preparation, perfect with rice, soon its going to be in my plate.

  3. That's a different style of eggplant.I thought it was some meaty dish ...Yummy one

  4. Unique way of cutting the eggplant & goes well with chappati.

  5. thats a great way to make eggplant taste yummy, i am going to pass this recipe to my mum
    Keep in touch

  6. Love ur idea of frying eggplant I should try this here after.Yummy looking stir fry.

  7. Looks a lot like a bowl full of proteins! :D Love eggplants btw & would you like to follow each other on GFC, Google+
    & Bloglovin? Lemme know & lets keep in touch!


    1. Followed you back on GFC, G+ & Bloglovin!


  8. i love eggplant and shall try this recipe soon :) this is really looking so amazing :)

  9. wow..delicious..perfect with rotis

  10. I am having this in my list to try.. U r tempting me to try sooner.. looks yum!

  11. i love eggplant recipes, but my other half hate it :( . will try this one for sure :D

  12. Made my mouth water! I love eggplant and this recipe is wonderful! A variation from the ones we generally have here.

  13. Very interesting...never tried brinjals in thai gravy!!

  14. wowww...This is a superb dish! Lovely recipe dear :)

  15. Wow. That looks like a really good dish.

  16. Never tried anything with eggplant but this looks yummy :)

  17. Hi Nava, nice eggplant dish, look so appetizing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Have a fun weekend, regards.

  18. Someone who does nt eat egg plant will also eat this.. so yum.. thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  19. Drool! My family enjoys eggplant especially with sambal chilli!

  20. Hi Nava, eggplant is one of my favorite fruit vegetables. Never get tired of it and if cooked it spicy, wow, yummy and irresistible. Thanks for sharing this fabulous eggplant recipe and cheers :)


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