Friday, February 8, 2013

Potato And Eggplant Curry

          Most of the times when I have potatoes and eggplants/brinjals, I make separate curries with them, very rarely I do a combo with them except in a kurma. I have made this curry only a couple of times. The two vegetables pair very well, especially if you choose the right kind of eggplants and potatoes. When sauteed with some freshly ground spice powder, it turned out to be very flavorful and tasty, it's a good side dish with both rice and rotis..

Need To Have

  • Baby Eggplants - 11/2 cup diced
  • Potatoes - 11/2 cup, boiled, peeled and diced
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - to taste

To Powder

  • Dried Red Chillies - 2
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • White Poppy Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon


          Grind all the ingredients given under 'to powder'. Heat some oil, add the mustard and cumin seeds, when it starts spluttering add the asafoetida and the chopped onions and saute till it turns pink.

          Now add the eggplants and mix. Then add the turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook till the brinjals are done.

          Then add the potatoes, mix, add the ground powder and mix well. Keep sauteing it for another 5 minutes. Finally mix in the chopped coriander, serve it warm with rice and dal or even with some rotis.

I have used baby eggplants, you can also use the regular big ones too.
Choose potatoes which are not used for baking, that holds shape when cooked.
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  1. Yummy yummy...looks so gorgeous.... :-)

  2. Delicious potato and egg plant simple . I love it I have a egg plant and potato in hand. I will see if I can make it.

  3. How did you make such a (usually) boring dish so presentable !! Looks delicious.

  4. the color of the dish is enough to tempt to make isnt it

    with til and red chilli it looks good

  5. Never imagine this combo,looks tempting!!

  6. Looks so colorful and amazing. I make this combo all the time. Its gone by the time it reaches the dinning table. Very popular in my household. I love the photo of this aloo egg plant.

  7. Neat presentation & such an inviting dish..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

  8. Such a lovely preparation...only once I tried this combo in my biryani, will try this easy side dish too...neatly presented n tempting pics Hema!

  9. this looks so yummy, loved it. Bookmarked!

  10. thats a super combi..they looks so nice and yummy ! beautiful clicks and presentation.

  11. never tried this way dear.. love this combo always..

  12. Very healthy combination,love it too..yummy with rotis!!
    Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

  13. Potatoes and eggplant go so well with each other! can be a good valentine couple :) Love the curry!

  14. I have made this recipe so many times and so delicious!!! Every time!!! Thank u!