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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

spicy baby eggplants Indian style

 Wash Eggplant
 Make four cross cuts on the eggplant but make sure you don't cut all the way through
 With a spoon, fill the eggplant, making sure you place the spice mix into all the slits each way, covering all of the inside of the eggplant
Brush the outside of all the baby eggplants with olive oil and place them in a baking tray
 Place in oven at 400 F for 30 mins or until the eggplant is tender/cooked
 Wash and peel potatoes. Then cut them in very thin slices
 Thinly slice onions
 Mix so that the potatoes and onions are all well coated 
 In a casserole dish, spread the potato mixture in a thick layer at the bottom of the dish. Then neatly place the baby eggplants on top of the mixture

Serve with naan or roti, or even enjoy it alone just like that!

The love for food is something that all four of us share in common. We are also very lucky to have a mom that makes some delicious food! So we decided why not share some of my mom's recipes with you all! This is an Indian food recipe, therefore there is lots of flavour and some spice.  This isn't your typical Indian recipe, my mom has done something different with the eggplant or aubergine. Instead of making a traditional "aloo baingan" sabhji, there's a different twist to it.  The inside of the baby eggplants are covered with spices and then placed on top of a potato mixture. All of the spices that are listed below for the recipe can be found in any Indian grocery store or in the South Asian food aisle in your grocery store. Whether you are making this for dinner, thanksgiving dinner or even a potluck this is definitely going to leave you wanting more, especially if you pair it with some naan or roti like it is done traditionally.  


Spicy Baby Eggplants Indian Style on Potato Mixture

Spicy Baby Eggplants:
Temp:  400F
Time: 
30 mins

Ingredients:
20-25 baby eggplants

Eggplant Filling
11/2 tbsp tumeric
1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp ground pomegranate 
2 tbsp salt

Instructions:
  1. Wash Eggplant
  2. Mix All the Spices for the Eggplant filling together in a bowl
  3.  Make four cross cuts on the eggplant but make sure you don't cut all the way through (as shown in the picture above)
  4. With a spoon, fill the eggplant, making sure you place the spice mix into all the slits each way, covering all of the inside of the eggplant (as shown as the picture above)
  5. Brush the outside of all the baby eggplants with olive oil and place them in a baking tray (as shown in the picture above)
  6. Place in oven at 400 F for 30 mins or until the eggplant is tender/cooked
Potato Mixture:

Ingredients:
6 medium size potatoes
5 medium size onions
4 tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1/2 tbsp tumeric
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp grounded pomegranate

Instructions:
  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Then cut them in very thin slices (as shown in picture above)
  2. Thinly slice onions
  3.  In a skillet, add the vegetable oil, turn the heat to high, once the oil is hot (about 30 secs), add the cumin seeds
  4. Once the cumin seeds start to flutter, lower the heat to low
  5. Add the rest of the spices: salt, garam masala, tumeric, red chilli powder, grounded pomengranate, stir
  6. Add in the potatoes and onions
  7. Mix so that the potatoes and onions are all well coated (as shown in picture above)
  8. Change heat to medium-high and cover for about 15 mins or until the potatoes are tender, stirring a few times in between (make sure you don't overcook, the potatoes should be tender not super mushy)
  9. In a casserole dish, spread the potato mixture in a thick layer at the bottom of the dish
  10. Then neatly place the baby eggplants on top of the mixture
  11. Serve with naan or roti, or even enjoy it alone just like that!
- Tript
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45 comments

  1. Looks yum! Slurrrp

    Def trying at home :)

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  2. Yummylicious!!! Imagining I'm eating the dish with poori.. yumss!
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  3. WOW this looks delicious! And they are so little and cute! LOL
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  4. YUM! My husband would LOVE THIS. He lived in the West Indies for two years and has told me about different Indian cuisine and roti! I was so excited when I saw the word "roti" on here!

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  5. Looks sooooo yummy! The photos are awesome!!
    xxx
    K
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  6. yum!! i love eggplants!

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  7. I would love this!I usually cook a Mediterranean version of your recipe, though I love your proposal!!!thanks for sharing!kisses Coco

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  8. I love it!!!! I follow you now wiht bloglovin and all though I don't see you as followers in facebook! Maybe It's stuck so please try again!!! Lot's of kisses!!!

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  9. Wow I love this recipe! I will try it out! Really cool!
    kisses chris

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  10. I've never actually had eggplant before, this looks so yummy!


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  11. Wow looks tasty and healthy, am definitely going to try!

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  12. Wow, how beautiful and looks so tasty! I have never seen such cute eggplants in here!!!
    Great post, thank u for share!
    Have a happy time!

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  13. This looks really delicious! I can tell it'll definitely have the flavours that I love <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  14. Okay, I am sooo hungry right now. Looks delish - might try it out!

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  15. Amazing post!

    Absolutely loving this :)

    Love,

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  16. Amazing post!

    Absolutely loving this they look great :)

    Love,

    Janice
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  17. WOW, looks so GOOD :)

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  18. nice recipe!
    i think that i can't find the ingredients here :(
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  19. Hmmm look deliciuos :))
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  20. The baby eggplants are so cute. I love how you slice them like that. This recipe looks really good.

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  21. Oh wow, this looks so amazing and tasty!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  22. This looks so yummy. *mouth is watering* haha

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    xx

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  23. never try this before but look so delicious :)

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  24. It looks so delicious!
    Thanks for shearing!

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  25. Woow Jummie Jummie ,Its look good!
    Thank you for the lovely comment!

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  26. ooh i've never seen these before, but that looks so scrumptious!

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  27. I've seen Indian eggplant at the asian grocery stores here but never knew how to cook them. This is amazing! :) Thanks for sharing your guys' recipe.

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  29. This looks amazing - I love the way you photographed it too! Eggplant is one of my favorite Indian dishes but i rarely make it for some reason, I may just need to try this one this weekend!

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  30. omgosh this is wonderful i need to try!!

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  31. Looks absolutely delicious *.*



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  32. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the good work!

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  33. although i normally don't like eggplant, this is looking yummy!

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  34. I love eggplant and Indian food! This looks delish! Thanks for sharing.

    xo Jo

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  35. That looks out of this world delicious! Great job. PS. Let us know if you would like to follow each other? XO XO :-)

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  36. Nice post. The way the baby eggplant was cut looks so fancy. Thanks for sharing.

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