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

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


  • 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.


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

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

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Beautiful clicks nd presentation..Yummy ..

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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:-)

  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 - :)

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

  13. Ooo! i love eggplants! This is a super yummy way of preparing it! :) beautiful clicks.
    You have a lovely blog! :) Following you now.
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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!

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

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    Tasty Appetite

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

    Thank you for sharing! It looks delicious.

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

  18. Wonderful flavors and nice twist to brinjal curry!

  19. Thanks so much for linking your entry to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III
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