Indian Eggplant Curry
 
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This eggplant curry goes excellent on top of basmati rice for a delicious vegetarian dinner or to scoop with some nan bread. (vegan dinner)
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Recipe type: Entree, Main, Vegan, Vegetarian, Side Dish
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggplants, even sized pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • fresh ginger 4 cm/1.5 inch piece finely chopped(or ½ teaspoon ginger powder)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seed
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala*
  • fresh chile or Chili powder- to your taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. In a large pan heat the oil, once warm onions, chile and ginger, cook until onion has softened. Next add all of the spices and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Next add tomatoes and eggplant and mix until the eggplant has been well coated with the spices.
  2. Cover and simmer under medium low heat until the eggplant has cooked all the way through, is soft and the liquid has evaporated leaving a thick mixture. Taste for salt and spiciness, and adjust to your taste.
Serve:
  1. This eggplant curry goes excellent on top of basmati rice for a delicious vegetarian dinner or to scoop with some nan bread.
Notes
*Please notice that my curry does not say that this is the traditional Indian eggplant curry, where the eggplants are roasted, this is my own quicker version. Take the time to adjust and taste the spices to your own liking, specially if you use commercially made garam masala.*The Garam Masala powder I used was my own recipe. Find it here: http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2009/07/08/garam-masala-indian-curry-spice-2/
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/24/indian-eggplant-curry-and-10-useless-facts/