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Spicy Eggplant Recipe

Updated on April 3, 2015

Spicy Eggplant Recipe

This spicy eggplant recipe has a nice sour spicy blend that camouflages the light bitterness of the eggplant, making it a great vegetarian dish for all occasions.

A familiar fall harvest vegetable, eggplant, also known as brinjal (India, UK, Australia) and aubergine is cultivated in many parts of the world from the time it was domesticated in north-eastern India more than two thousand years ago. Today there are various types ranging from the round small variety to the large pendulous types and the thin long variety. They also come in different colors - from the familiar purple (aubergine) to white and streaked green varieties. For this recipe I have made use of the long purple variety.

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  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • Yields: 6-8

Ingredients

  • Eggplant - 500 gms
  • Onion (medium) - 1
  • Green chilies - 3
  • Garlic cloves - 8 to 10
  • Chili powder - 1.5 teaspoons
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cilantro - i bunch
  • Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
  • Lime (small) - 2
  • Oil - about 3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
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Instructions

  1. Wash and cut eggplant into 11/2 inch long thin pieces. Put the pieces in a bowl with water and sprinkle salt over it to prevent it from getting discolored.
  2. Cut onion into thin slices. Wash and chop cilantro fine. Chop green chilies. Peel 8-10 cloves of garlic and crush it. Keep aside.
  3. Take a frying pan or kadhai and heat it on a stove. Put 3 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard. As it begins to splutter, add cumin seeds and wait for it to turn brown (but not black).
  4. Add sliced onion and fry. Keep frying the onions till it turns light brown. Now add the crushed garlic and keep frying for a minute then add the chopped green chilies, cilantro and curry leaves. Keep frying till a nice aroma comes from it.
  5. Add the coriander powder and fry for a minute and then add chili powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Keep frying for another minute.
  6. Rinse the eggplant pieces once in fresh water and drain. Add the pieces to the fried masala in the pan. Mix well and add salt. Add a cup of water and mix. Cover the frying pan with a steel plate which can hold a glass of water in it. This will ensure that the vegetable that is cooking
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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Happy Halloween blessings to you!

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      Aster56 4 years ago

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 4 years ago from Michigan

      Gotta try this! Beautifully presented lens!

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @Cari Kay 11: Thank you so much for commenting and blessing my lens. Yes many don't like this vegetable.

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      Kay 4 years ago

      Your page is beautifully done. Have to laugh though because if you ask me which food I dislike the most, yep, you guessed it, eggplant! Still, blessing the page.

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      sailor_man 4 years ago

      nice recipe

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @Rosetta Slone: Sure, do try it and hope you like it.

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @radhanathswamifan: Hope it comes out well, because the garlic is what gives the curry that flavor and the other spices add to it.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I just love this dish but I have not tried cooking it so now with this recipe, I might just do it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't think I've ever had eggplant but my mouth is sure watering now for this delicious sounding creation of yours, I'm trying to imagine that blending of unique flavors. I love how you display your ingredients so artfully...deliciously done!

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      We've got plenty of eggplants ready to be picked at the moment so I might try this!

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      radhanathswamifan 4 years ago

      Will try with no onion garlic.. we don't consume them

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      artdivision1 lm 4 years ago

      I love eggplant (or aubergine as we call it in the UK)

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @SquidooPower: Please do try it and hope you like it Thank you for the comment.

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @SkiLoverAlpine: Yes it is spicy.thank you.

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      I love eggplant AND Indian food. Thanks for combining the two for me.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Eggplant! Yum! Blessed!

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      Great page...nice layout and great photos!

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      SquidooPower 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens. I eat eggplant all the time so I'm going to give this a shot.

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      i phonedevelope1 4 years ago

      good idea for SPICY eggplant

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Good recipe

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      Thanks, I have always wondered about cooking aubergine, I had heard it had to have lots of "things" done to it. I also have all the other ingredients in the house (we like real curries) except for cilantro leaves. I don't like them - they taste soapy to me. Will have to try this. :)

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      I will surely try out this recipe! *blessed*

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      I love eggplant. It tastes funny.

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      Looks good

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      SkiLoverAlpine 4 years ago

      Oooooo...Love the idea of SPICY eggplant!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow the recipe is too good.. :)

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      snrklz 4 years ago

      This recipe sounds tasty. Thank you!

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      @sudosu44: Thank you.

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      sudosu44 4 years ago

      Beautiful photos and detailed instructions.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks for a recipe

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Looks great. Spices are filled with vitamins and nutrients, and eggplant is so versatile.