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Thai Eggplant And Basil Recipe

Updated on February 19, 2015

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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Thai Eggplant & Basil Recipe


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  • Mr Nice profile image

    Mr Nice 5 years ago from North America

    Hi dreamseeker2,

    Happy New Year, thanks for reading and leaving thoughtful comments. If you are trying Thai food first time, just adjust the spices according to your tolerance and taste. :)

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    dreamseeker2 5 years ago

    Looks healthy! : ) Never tried it before, but I have a Thai friend who might just know how to make this. Found the recipe interesting and voted it up!

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    Sasha Kim 5 years ago

    I must go shopping right away! This just has to be dinner tomorrow ^_^

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    catalystsnstars 6 years ago from Land of Nod

    That looks delicious, and thank you for modifying it for vegetarians. Coincidentally I was just saying to the significant other that I wanted to get into cooking Thai food more.

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    Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

    I haven't tried cooking eggplant with Basil. A good idea for a change of taste. I have Basil in my garden and i just bought eggplant, a very good timing, discovering your recipe.

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    Dr Manura Nanayakkara 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

    It is a very popular dish in sri lanka

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    shygirl2 6 years ago

    Never had eggplant or basil before. But it is bookmarked and voted up. It's worth a try. : )

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    prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

    Delicious. I miss eggplant Tony and that is a nice recipe, easy to do recipe. You commented at a picture in the forum, that is my daughter and me. You have been hibernating, hope you're ok.

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    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    Hi Mr. Nice,

    I have quite a large collection of recipes bookmarked now and this is going in with them.

    Thanks for sharing and take care,


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    Jenny 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    LOOKS YUMMY you are making me feel hungry

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    L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

    I must be honest I had never come across a recipe like Eggplant & Basil Recipe before. I think I will be trying this one out soon as it does look nice and tasty

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    Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    I think I don't like eggplant ? but maybe fixed like this I might...:O) Thanks for the recipe...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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    Ashantina 6 years ago

    Well Mr Nice.. this looks rather.. nice!!! :)