Thursday, 2 December 2010

Eggplant in Spicy Coriander Gravy

This is one of my mom side dish,,which we always love to eat with rice rooti...But it also suitable to chapati as well..This is a simple and delicious dish...

Eggplant 250gm
Coriander seeds 3TBSP
poppy seed 1tsp
sesame 1/2tsp
Dry red chilly 5-6
Fresh shredded coconut 2cup
salt to taste and 1/2 tsp sugar
Tamarind paste 1/2tsp
cooking oil 1/2 tsp

For tempering:
Cooking oil 3-4TBSP
mustered 1/2tsp
turmeric 1/2tsp
garlic cloves 5-6(sliced)
Curry leaves 5-6


Wash and make slice of eggplant (in long lenght wise).

Heat oil (1/2tsp)and fry coriander,dry red chilly for a min then add sesame and poppy seed turn of the heat.
Add coconut,tamarind paste and fried spice in a blender..make smooth paste(by adding water).
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan,add garlic slice,fry till golden brown then add mustered,turmeric and curry leaves,

saute,then add sliced eggplant.Spread flat,and pour the grind spice on top of it, also sprinkle salt and sugar.Cover the eggplant with the spice(masala) and add 2approx 2cups of water(water come up to the eggplant level).

Cover with a lid and cook till the eggplant is completely done(check in between,if required add water)about 10-15 mins in medium flame.Now open the lid and saute,mix well,check the eggplant is cooked properly or not if not cook for some more time otherwise turn of the heat and the Dish is ready to serve......

Can serve with any kind of rooti,chapati or even with dosa....
I am serving with my fav Rice roti....Want to have a bite...?


  1. Eggplant is my hubby's fav and this recipe sounds really delicious..will try!

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  2. Interesting gravy, looks yummy..

  3. good one--the spicy paste must have added immense taste to eggplant !

  4. Perfect for rasam or curd rice.

  5. This eggplant curry looks yumm. Will make it soon :-)

  6. This egg plant dish looks very tasty very different to how I make it.I will try your version.Thankyou for dropping by Your viist nad comments are very much appreciated.Following your blog