Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Minty Eggplant With Peanuts

          We can find so many different varieties of eggplants in India, different colors and different sizes. And also, this is one of the vegetables that everybody likes at my home, so I make this at least once a week and try out different combinations with it. This is one such, mint and peanuts compliment the eggplants, adds a nice flavor and crunch to the curry, goes well with both rice and rotis..

Need To Have

  • Small Eggplants - 10 sliced
  • Onions - 2 medium chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Roasted Peanuts - 2 tablespoon
  • Mint Leaves - a handful or 1/4 cup coarsely chopped
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste

          Coarsely pound the roasted peanuts. Heat some oil, add the mustard, cumin seeds, when it starts spluttering add the fenugreek seeds.

          When the fenugreek seeds starts turning slightly darker, add the onions and saute till it turns pink. Now add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric, chilly and coriander powders, saute for 3 more minutes. Then add the eggplants, mix, cover and cook till done ( about 5 to 7 minutes).

          Finally add the chopped mint and the peanuts, mix for a minute, remove and serve with rice or rotis.

The cooked eggplants should be soft but hold its shape, if it becomes mushy, the whole curry would be a mess.
Increase or decrease the chilly powder according to your spice level.
Don't let the fenugreek seeds turn dark, it'll give a bitter taste.
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  1. Omg,such a flavourful curry,simply loving it.

  2. Adding peanuts and methi would have given a different flavor. Looks inviting.

  3. Delicious love the addition of panuts and mint. Great flavors.

  4. Super tempting and nice flavorful one !!

  5. i ve everything so i m nt waiting to give this a shot!

  6. I make this too... Perfect side for curd rice

  7. What a combination of flavors...sounds very interesting.
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  8. Sounds interesting and nice recipe.... looks tempting and yummy.

  9. Very interesting recipe!!! Looks so tempting :)

  10. what a yummy combo. eggplants flavour increased by peanuts

    love this idea

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  11. that is a new set of flavours... will try :)
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  12. Nice, liked the addition of peanuts

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  13. That sounds fresh and interesting! Yummy!


  14. Bookmarked!!!!! Looks so delicious. Beautiful combination!!!! Thanks. Sona xx