Baby Indian eggplants and potato are diced. Onion is sliced and fried till golden brown. It is then ground into paste and cooked with potatoes and eggplant. Serve eggplant potato masala with steamed rice or with dal rice and papad.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Eggplant Potato Masala.
Baby Indian Eggplants 4
Onion 1 Large
Garlic 2 Cloves
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Salt to taste
Oil 1 Tbsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Method of preparation:
Remove stems, wash and dice the eggplants into big chunks.
Peel, wash and dice the potato.
Soak diced eggplants in cold water until required.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Peel and thinly slice the onion and garlic cloves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onion and fry on medium high flame till onion is dark golden brown.
Keep stirring to avoid burning the onion slices.
Remove the onion to a bowl, cool it to room temperature.
Add garlic and briefly fry and remove from heat.
Grind the fried onion, garlic and salt into smooth paste without adding any water.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add diced potato, eggplant, green chiles and salt.
Fry briefly, cook covered for around 5 minutes or more until potato is almost cooked.
Stir in ground onion paste, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt (if required).
Cook covered on low flame for few more minutes or until eggplants are soft and potato is completely cooked.
Stir in cilantro and remove from heat.
Serve eggplant potato masala with steamed rice and dal or with roti etc…
Notes: Make sure eggplants are cooked well before removing from heat.
Suggestions: Make sure to add few splashes of water if required while cooking eggplant and potato.
Variations: Add a pinch of garam masala in the end along with cilantro if desired. Check numerous stuffed eggplant and brinjal recipes here.
Other Names: Eggplant Potato Masala.