Indian style fried eggplant
Fried eggplant is a famous side dish of West Bengal (India). There are many ways of cooking it. I only know 2 ways of cooking it and am sharing with you all.
Cooking time 5 - 10 minutes
- Eggplant 2 medium size
- Salt as per taste
- Mustard oil for deep frying
- Turmeric powder 1 tsp
- red chili powder as per taste
- Flour 1/2 cup (optional)
- Dried mango powder 1/4 tsp (optional)
- Slice the eggplant in circular slices. Make sure that the pieces are thick (about half an inch thick )
- Mix salt, turmeric and red chili powder together. Pour about 1 tsp or more water to make a thick paste.
- You can even add flour in the paste and make a thin batter. This step is however optional. You can even add small chopped pieces of chili.
- Now coat the eggplant with the paste you made now.
- Heat mustard oil in pan.
- When the oil gets hot, add the eggplants in the oil and fry till the eggplants are light glden brown.
- Drain the eggplant on the paper towel and serve hot.
In case you want your fried eggplant to be more spicier, here is one more recipe -
Time 10-15 minutes
- Eggplant 2 meduim
- salt as per taste
- Onion sliced in thin pieces
- oil 3- 4 tsp (mustard oil is best while cooking egg plant, however you can use other oils too)
- Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
- Red chili powder as per taste
- Tomato 1 big, sliced in small pieces
- Chili as per taste
- Dried mango powder 1/4 tsp
- Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
- Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
- Oil for shallow frying the eggplant pieces
- Cilantro/ coriander for garnishing
- Lemon juice as per taste (optional)
- Cut eggplant in circular pieces, make sure the pieces are not very thin or thick. Half an inch would be just fine.
- Shallow fry the egg plant pieces till they are golden brown.
- In a pan heat oil
- When the oil starts getting heated, add cumin seeds.
- Once the cumin seeds start spluttering, add the chopped onions and cook till the onions are light golden brown and soft.
- Add the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Let it cook for 1 minute.
- Now add all the spices (do not add salt) and mix well with the mixture and cook at least for 2 minutes.
- Add the chopped pieces of tomatoes and mix well with the mixture and cook for at least 2-3 minutes when you will find out that oil is coming out and the mixture is dry.
- Add the fried egg plant pieces, sprinkle salt and mix well. Be careful not to break the eggplant pieces. Let it cook for a few minutes (3-4 minutes). Keep mixing properly so that the spices do not get stuck at the end of the pan.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
- You can pour little bit of lemon juice before serving, this step however is optional.
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