Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Egg plant in Peanut sauce- from Sharmi's passions


Egg plants are one of my favourite vegetables. I love this vegetable so much that I can have it morning, noon and night without complaining. So you can imagine my excitement when i saw the recipe on Sharmi's passions. I wanted to try this curry since the very moment I read the recipe. As if the recipe wasn't good enough the pictures were equally tempting. So when my vegetable vendor got these fresh baby egg plants yesterday, I decided to make this curry for yesterday's lunch. I tweaked the recipe a bit. Like I substituted the sesame seeds with poppy seeds just to give the curry more body and emulsion and I also added some hing and curry leaves as well. I must say this curry was a huge hit with not only me but with S and as well as my little one. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe Sharmi. 


Egg plant in Peanut sauce recipe:
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 10min
Serves- 4


Ingredients:
Baby egg plants- about 10, sliced vertically
Onion- 1 med, chopped fine
Tomato- 1, chopped fine
Paprika powder- 1/4tsp
Rasam powder- 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Jeera or cumin seeds- 1/2tsp
Asafotida  or hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Dry roast and rind together:
Peanuts- 2tbsp
Poppy seeds- 1tsp
Channa dal-1/2tbsp
Urad dal- 1tsp
Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
Grated coconut- 3tbsp
Red chillies- 2


Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once they pop add the cumin seeds and fry till it turns brown.
  • Add the hing and curry leaves and fry till the curry leaves turn crisp.
  • Add the chopped onion and fry till they are translucent
  • Add the tomato and fry for a min.
  • Add the salt, rasam powder and the red chilli powder and fry for two more mins or till the mixture is mushy.
  • Now add the sliced egg plants and fry for a min. Add 1/4 cup water  and cook covered till all the water is evaporated.
  • Stir in the ground paste and fry for 5 min.
  • Check for salt and take off the heat.
  • Serve hot with rice or rotis.


24 comments :

  1. Super tempting eggplant fry, i can have it with hot steaming rice and rasam,flavourful definitely..

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  2. Excellent and delicious looking eggplant and peanut combination. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Beautiful clicks nd presentation..Yummy ..

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  4. Wonderful clicks and presentation...looks yummy. Thanks for trying and posting it too, you made my day :)

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  5. Just gorgeous! I am always looking for new things to do with eggplant and this looks like the next recipe I will try! My husband is not so crazy about eggplant (I make it anyway) but I think he will like this!

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  6. The dish is a must eat for eggplant lovers...Nice recipe!

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  7. Beautifully presented... :)
    You are makin me want to try them !!!!!

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  8. Yummy dish n I love those pics, well presented

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  9. Its very nice,I too bookmarked from that blog :)

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  10. That is such a flavorful dish using brinjal!!And i loved the ground spice mix:-)
    Thank you for your lovely words u left in my space:-)

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  11. 1) the brinjal curry looks outstandingly delicious
    2) I am totally eyeing your mortar and pestle! GORGEOUS color and will go well with my kitchen decor - :)
    cheers,
    priya

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  12. This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

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  13. Ooo! i love eggplants! This is a super yummy way of preparing it! :) beautiful clicks.
    You have a lovely blog! :) Following you now.
    If you can, please go through rules of my Healthy Lunch Challenge & link this post there. Thanks!
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  14. Yep, I'm doing CA (Finals) & MCom 1st year simultaneously. Also interning at a CA Firm. :) And cooking & blogging are my passions! So they don't really have to be "managed". :) I set aside 1 hour a day for cooking OR blogging. Plus, since the responsibility of actual lunch-dinner-breakfast etc. is not on me, its not too hard! :)
    Thanks! looking forward to more healthy recipes from you!

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  15. cant wait to giv a try now...sounds irresistable n tasty..

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    Tasty Appetite

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  16. What an unusual combination...I am so intrigued.

    Thank you for sharing! It looks delicious.

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  17. WOw, looks amazing, loved your clicks and presentation!

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  18. Wonderful flavors and nice twist to brinjal curry!

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    Also, please do participate in my ongoing events:
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