Thursday, March 19, 2009

Eggplant In coconut Gravy



I always end up with a little bit of coconut
milk after making Olan or stew which I save in
the refrigerator and most of the time forget
about it. After couple of days when I open it
is not the same coconut milk any more :(

I enjoy making Thai food. So one day I thought
of making eggplant coconut milk curry - Indian
style. First I tried with rasam powder instead
of garam masala. That tastes like south Indian
food and goes well with dosa or upma. Then I
tried making it with garam masala and it tasted
like north Indian which goes well with rotis.
It is cool huh? Hmm.. isn't that better than
forgetting about the coconut milk and throwing
it away.


Ingredients:


Eggplant-4 chopped[Use Chinese or Indian

Eggplants]

Onion-1/2 cup chopped

Tomatoes-1 chopped

garam masala powder-1/2 tsp[for north Indian

version]

OR

Rasam powder-1 tsp[South version]

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Red chillies-3

Oil-1 tbs

Coconut milk/cream-1 cup

Salt-to taste

Kasoormethi[dries fenugreek leaves]-3 pinches

Method:

In a pan add the oil,mustard seeds ,red

chillies and curry leaves,when mustard seeds

splutters add the chopped onion and saute until

onion is translucent.

Add the tomatoes and saute 3-4 minutes or until

tomatoes are soft. Now add the chopped egg

plants,garam masala powder,salt and saute a few

more minutes until they are cooked and soft but

not mushy.

Add the coconut milk/coconut cream and stir

well. Bring to a boil .Remove from the flame

and garnish with fenugreek leaves.Serve hot

with Roti,Rice...

11 comments:

Deepa Hari said...

Eggplant looks rich and lovely in that gravy Dhanya....simple yet delicious.

Cham said...

Very different ur eggplant curry, like anything with coconut!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

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Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy and delicious

AnuSriram said...

Eggplant in coconut gravy sounds interesting! Looks lovely! Nice idea indeed!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you deepa,Cham,mahima,Shama & Anu.

Anu said...

Very new recipe to me. Loved it! I am Anu from My Scrawls. Do visit my blog in ur free time. Would be happy to receive ur comments :)

Priya Sriram said...

Never tried anything with eggplant(Lazy me!) Gotta bookmark this Dhanya! Nice recipe...

Uma said...

new way to cook eggplant. Gravy looks yummy!

Priti said...

Looks creamy and yum...I never eggplant like this before...

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Anu,Priya,Uma and Priti.