Monday, January 7, 2008

Eggplant Tomato Curry

Learnt From:

I learnt from Vahrehvah. It came out good. For further reference you can check out the video of Vahrehvah.


Eggplant --- 1
Oil --- for deep fry
Onion --- ½ of the big onion
Tomatoes --- 2 big
Green Chilies --- 4
Ginger-Garlic Paste --- 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric Powder --- a pinch
Coriander Powder --- 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder --- ½ tsp
Salt --- ½ -3/4 tsp (adjust it)
Peanuts / Cashewnuts --- 3 tblsn
Sesame seeds --- 3 tblsn

For Seasoning:

Oil --- 4 tblsn
Dry Red Chilies --- 2 (Chopped)
Mustard Seeds --- 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds --- ½ tsp
Curry Leaves --- a few


Heat oil for deep fry.
In the mean while, chop eggplant.

Make sure tht the cutting pad, knife, and eggplant all should be dry. Wipe off the wet with a dry cloth or with a paper towel after cleaning them with water.
When the oil is hot deep fry the chopped eggplant till tender.

Keep the fried eggplant in a steel strainer in order to drain the excess oil.

Chop 4 green chilies, ½ of the big onion & 2 big tomatoes .
Heat 4 tblsn of oil in a pan.
Add and toast chopped red chilies, mustard seeds & cumin seeds. Add chopped green chilies, onions & curry leaves. Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste which is optional. Sauté till onion turn to translucent.

Add chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp of coriander powder, ½ tsp of red chilly powder & ½ to ¾ tsp of salt (adjust) to the pan. Cover it with lid. If the gravy is thick add little water to the pan. Sauté it till the tomatoes become mash.

Add fried eggplant to the pan. Cover and cook it for 5 minutes in medium-low heat.
In the meanwhile, dry roast 3 tblsn peanuts. Transfer the roasted peanuts to a bowl. In the same pan dry roast 2 tblsn sesame seeds. Grind them to a coarse powder. Keep tht aside.

Note: You can even use cashew nuts instead of peanuts. If you are using cashewnuts, you can add sesame seeds when the cashews are done half. And no need of removing the skin. It gives still more taste. When I am in hurry I do with cashews.

Just before turning off the heat add this powder.

Mix it well.

Add Chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.
This curry is good with rice as well as with Chapathi too.

For more clarity watch this video.

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