Eggplant with Cilantro

1 Nov

Vanakaya Kotthimera Kura


Eggplant 1
Cilantro 1 bunch
Green Chilli 3
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 3
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, wash and chop eggplant into cubes.
Soak the eggplant cubes in cold water until needed.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles into two.
Wash and roughly chop cilantro.

Using a blender, coarsely grind chopped cilantro, green chiles and salt using least amount of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal turns light brown, add eggplant cubes, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered for a minute or two and then add ground cilantro paste.
Stir fry until most of the raw flavor is transformed and a good amount of water is evaporated.
Serve hot with rice.

Notes: Make sure you don’t mash the eggplant cubes while stirring.

4 Responses to “Eggplant with Cilantro”

  1. Asha November 1, 2007 at 10:25 am #

    Do you get Eggplants any time there? Lucky girl. There is one grocery store which sells here but $4.99 per pound!!
    Dish is easy and delicious as always!:))

  2. Hima November 1, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    I am planning to make this on sunday. I love this with an addition of ginger too. chala baguntundi.

  3. saju November 1, 2007 at 11:53 am #

    what a lovely recipe. I love eggplants or aubergines as we call them. Asha we get them year round here in London, in fact we can get mostly anything all the time.

  4. Happy Cook November 2, 2007 at 6:02 am #

    I am the only person who loves egg plant in my house so i never make them. This recipis is delicious

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