Recipe by meenal
"It's simply yummy - this is an exotic Indian recipe. I am sure you'll love it."
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1 (1 1/4 pound)
eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
fenugreek seeds, crushed
kalonji (onion seed)
1 (1/2 inch) piece
fresh ginger root, chopped
onions, peeled and finely chopped
green chile pepper, seeded and chopped
This is really a 4+. What a wonderful way to use eggplants! The recipe is easy, if you have the appropriate Indian spices on hand. I would agree with the former reviewer about bumping up the tomato and coconut. My eggplant turned out a bit tough-skinned. I've never cooked eggplant, so I wonder if it would be smart to peel it like a potato or cucumber? With rice, naan, and a salad, this would be a fabulous meal.
Very good, would definitely make again. I doubled the tomatoe puree and the coconut milk because I like these types of recipes a little saucier. Next time, I will probably substitute lamb or chicken for the eggplant for a different twist.
Used two eggplants, fried in two batches. Used a small can of green chiles, omitted fenugreek, used onion powder (didn't have kalonji), 2/3 can tomato paste and water, and dried cilantro. Also doubled the coconut milk. Sprinkled with cashews, served over brown rice with naan. My mom dislikes Indian food and she LOVED this!! I was impressed by this recipe myself! Try it, it's delicious!!
Pretty good. I tried it the first time with Asian eggplant. You don't need to sweat the eggplant nor do you need to remove the skin. I also tried it with run of the mill eggplant, sweated and skin removed, also good. :) IMO, coconut milk is not necessary to make this delish.
This was my first attempt at Indian cooking and I have to say it was a huge success! This dish is absolutely delicious. Because I didn't have some of the spices on hand I used a good curry which I browned slightly in the skillet and the flavor was excellent. I did omit the oil using a nonstick skillet. I have to give this one 5 stars.
This dish is AWESOME. I didnt use the kalonji or fenugreek seed because I didnt have them but it still tastes really good.
Luv it. Added some turkey meatballs and called it dinner! The coconut mild tames the spice. It's a keeper. :)
Delicious. I made it as shown except I did not have the onion seeds. Regarding amounts, I added a half can of tomato sauce and a half can of Chaokoh coconut milk and that was perfect. I made sure to cook the eggplant very well, because I like it mushy. One of my favorite vegan Indian dishes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Exotic Brinjal (Spicy Eggplant)
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 206
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