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Spicy Eggplant

Spicy Eggplant

Eggplant is one vegetable that can be cooked in some hundred different ways. This is one simple and easy recipe that can be made when your taste buds crave for something spicy.


Eggplant 4
Red chillies 3
Cumin seeds 2 tbsp
Cilantro leaves(finely chopped) 2 tsp
Garlic 1 pod
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Oil 1 cup
Salt as required


I used round small eggplants. But any kind of eggplant can be used for this recipe.

Cut the eggplants length wise in to half and deep fry them in oil and keep them aside.

For the filling, fry cumin seeds, garlic and red chillies in a pan without oil.

Then grind them in a spice grinder with sufficient salt and add this powder on the fried eggplant pieces.

Sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.

Serve with hot steamed rice.


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Eggplant Tomato Curry

Eggplant Tomato Curry


Eggplants: 5 (I used small round ones) 

Tomatoes: 2 medium-sized 

Onion: 1/2 Large-sized 

Cilantro: finely chopped 

Green Chillies: 4-5 

Ginger: small piece( finely shopped) 

Mustard seeds 

Cumin seeds 

Curry leaves 

Turmeric powder 

Salt to taste 

Red chillies: 2-3 


Add oil to the pan. 

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, curry leaves and red chillies. When the seeds start spluttering add onions and fry until they are soft and golden brown. 

Adding little salt when the onions are frying. 

Cut the eggplants length wise into 2-3 inch pieces and add to the pan along with finely chopped ginger. 

Cook until the eggplant becomes tender and soft. 

Finely chop the tomatoes. 

Once the eggplant is well done, add tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are done. 

Add more slat if needed and garnish with cilantro. 

Serve with rice or roti.

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