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Friday, November 4, 2011

Eggplant Curry with Peanut Powder


A simple yet tasty eggplant preparation using spicy peanut powder. If serving kids then use the red chillies accordingly.

Ingredients:
For tadka: 1 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chandal / split chickpeas, 1 tsp urad dal / blackgram, 1 tsp cumin seeds, few curry leaves, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 onion - sliced
1 tomato - diced
6 baby eggplants - Stalks removed and thinly sliced
Salt to taste
To toast and grind*:
1/4 cup peanuts
2 Tbsp grated dry coconut
4 - 6 Red dried chillies (or as preferred)

* Use peanut powder instead.

Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add the tadka ingredients in the order mentioned. When mustard seeds start to pop and the dals turn reddish, add onion. Fry until translucent and add tomatoes. Cook until the tomato pieces turn mushy and then add the eggplants. Continue cooking until eggplants are done. Then add the salt and peanut powder. Mix well and cook for 2 - 3 minutes more and turn off the stove.

This is going to Kalyani's Healthy Lunchbox Ideas event, hosted by Priya Suresh this month with the theme "Eggplants".

Comments

16 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Looks good!!! I love the baingan-peanut combo :)
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Sravs said...

I also make the same but with curry and coconut powder !! This looks delicious !!

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Aarthi said...

YUM YUM.Totally awesome...Thanks for the recipe dear.will try soon..

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Happy Cook / Finla said...

Wish i had that much box with the rice and brinjal curry, looks yumm.

Bindu said...

looks perfect.. yummmm

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super tasty preparation!
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ANU said...

very new to me...sounds interesting!


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Smitha said...

made it day before y'day with bendakaya....bendi with peanut powder...this looks good too

Priya said...

Love this curry anytime, super inviting..

Srimathi said...

I love anything made with eggplant. The curry with peanuts look yummy.

Nisha said...

I too love baigan and peanut combo

Raksha said...

wow, looks yummy.
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Chitra said...

Too good. new to me.Looks nice !!

Nitha said...

Lovely combo.. looks delicious..

Kalyani said...

looks very spicy ! must be good with rice.. bookmarked, Suma :-)


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Kavi... said...

first time here.. love your space. This one in particular looks great!

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