Thai Eggplant And Basil Recipe
Thai Eggplant & Basil Recipe:
Thai Eggplant & Basil Recipe is very famous and delicious dish. Thai eggplants are totally different in shape and taste. I don't know but Thai eggplant may belongs a different specie or family.
I modified, this recipe for vegetarian people. However, Thai's usually make eggplants with Catfish, Beef or Chicken. Therefore you can choose your meat, seafood or veggies according your taste and choice.
This is only one way of making "Thai Eggplant & Basil Recipe". There are several different recipes & those are made with, Red curry, Green curry & Yellow curry pastes.
Thai's make these recipes as dry or with coconut milk like curry. I don't know if you can buy these curries plus other ingredients & herbs in your area or no. If you can I will add other recipes too.
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb Thai eggplant cut into 4 pieces ( Substitute for regular eggplant if Thai eggplant not available)
- 2 Thai green chilies chopped ( You can add more if you want it more spicy )
- Soy sauce Or ½ tsp salt or add more according to your own taste. Only one item not both because soy sauce is salty too.
- Fresh basil, chopped
Fry the garlic on medium heat in oil for 2 minutes or less just make sure it's not brown or carmalized . Because Thai's do not make the garlic brown like you do when making Indian dishes. However, Thai's use roasted garlic in most soup dishes.
Now Add eggplants, soy sauce or salt, green chilies and allow cooking for 5 minutes. Add the basil, and cook until eggplant is done. Please add any other veggies if you want to improve the taste.
Thai Eggplant & Basil Recipe
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