Mar 4, 2008

EGGPLANT PEANUT CURRY AND FRY

This is yet another eggplant curry from my grand mom. She is very good in preparing this and she prepares this each time I used to go home for vacation. I love this eggplant curry with the flavor of peanut in it. But she prepares in a earthen or mud vessel (mun chatti) which gives excellent taste.I called her today morning and got the recipe…so first time for me too…I served this curry with my hubby’s favorite poriyal and rasam for lunch.But he didnt even touch those poriyal,rasam or curd…Do I need any more compliments? Here we go with the recipe….


INGREDIENTS:

Eggplant (big) – 1
Chopped onion – 1
Chopped Tomato – 1
Mustard, cumin seeds – 1tsp(each)
Ginger, garlic paste – 1tsp
Peanut – 6
Sesame seeds – 1tsp
Red chili – 3
Green chili – 1
Curry and coriander leaves – 6leaves
Chili and coriander powder – 2tsp(each)

METHOD:


Cut the eggplant into small pieces and deep-fry them in oil. Drain oil and keep aside. Heat little bit oil in the pan (don’t add too much of oil bcoz eggplant has already observed some oil) add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Now add cumin seeds, red chili one by one. Add onion, curry leaves, green chili, ginger garlic paste and saute it for while.

Put tomato, chili, and coriander powder and cover them and allow cooking well. Heat 1tsp of oil in another pan fry peanuts and sesame seeds. Grind this as a powder in blender.

Now add the fried eggplant into the tomato mixture and saute it for while. Then sprinkle the peanut and sesame powder over the eggplant mixture and saute it for 1 min and remove form fire.

Don’t have to cook bcoz peanuts are already cooked.Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with hot rice or roti.

EGGPLANT FRY:

This is an easy to make eggplant fry, which goes extremely delicious with rice and dhal. We really enjoyed this combination.BTW I didn’t make this,,,my beloved hubby kumar made this for me from his favorite cookery show(Vahrehvah). I am just posting this recipe to encourage him (hope he like the encouragement and will make more yummy dishes like this..he..he).Here is recipe how he made this….



INGREDIENT:

Eggplant – 1(big)
Chili powder – 2tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2tsp
Salt – 1tsp
Rice flour – 2tsp



Eggplant Before cooked


METHOD:

Cut the eggplant into thin slices (1/2'' thickness) as shown in picture.

For marinating mix chili powder, turmeric, rice flour and salt. Apply this dry mixture on the eggplant both sides.

In the pan add 3tsp of oil and let it heat. Now put the eggplant pieces one by one and cook it on a medium flame. Turn frequently until brown color.

Once its cooked remove from the pan and do the same with rest of the pieces. Serve it with hot rice and dhal.
I am sending these eggplant dishes to pooja's Vegetable Of The Week-Brinjal.

27 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, what a lovely entry, Dhivya! The picture looks so tempting. That is really great!

Divya Vikram said...

Both the recipes look simple and deliciuos Dhivya..will try them sometime..

Cham said...

Hum, two egglpant curry, i do have something half way similar to the second one which will be going 2 pooja.
Great entries gal :)

Shanthi said...

I am gonna try this very soon... i have a big one from kroger... By the way is rice powder necessary ?

PS: I added you to my list of bloggers

Kalai said...

Gorgeous entries, Dhivya!! Love the curry! :)

sandhya said...

Both look delicious... Even i make the second one smetimes with dal... nice entries...

priya said...

Both entries looks great...got a lucky husband...second one is simple and delicious,,thanks for sharing

jayasree said...

Both entries look gr8. Lucky to get a husband who cooks for u. Mine will ask the way to kitchen, no need to say more.

Sia said...

dhivya, what a wonderful entries. i love eggplants and ur pics are making me hungry now...:)

Kalpana said...

Eggplant is my fav veggie. Added to this, you prepared delicious dishes. I love them. Will cook, sometime this week.........

Asha said...

Wow and wow!! Both are yummy girl. Vahchef is my fave chef too, he is a wonderful cook!:))

Mandira said...

they look delicious, both of them!

Daily Meals said...

That looks great...

Laavanya said...

Both eggplant dishes look great Dhivya.. the eggplant fry is really easy as well.

Pooja said...

Dhivya,
those are lovely entries. I never tried it with peanuts , thanks a lot for sharing your grandma's recipe. Fried eggplants looks yummy too :) .
Thanks hon for participating with such wonderful dishes...
Hugs to you .

Sagari said...

both eggplant recipes are soooo gooddd divya, thanks for sharing

Annu said...

Wow,eggplant looks really crispy,will try one day.Thats a nice entry dhivya.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice picture....Lovely recipe....Delish....

AnuSriram said...

Lovely recipes... Gr8 entry!

Kalai said...

Dhivya, pls visit my blog. Have tagged you for a meme! :)

sowmya said...

lovely entries dhivya.

Roopa said...

hello dhivya! this is a nice recipe, and looks very tasty. My husband loves brinjal a lot, so iam gonna make him this :)

Dhivya said...

Uma - Thank u uma:)..it tasted great too

DIvya - Do try divya..thanks for ur comment

Cham - Ohh great people think alike cham..lol..

Shanti - thank u so much..i left u a comment in ur blog

Kalai - Thanks kalai

Sandhya - great to know sandhya..thanks for stopping by

Priya - thanks for visiting my blog

Jayasree - thanks jaya

Sia - Do u want me to parcel...thank u

Dhivya said...

Kalpana - would love hear ur feedback

Asha - yeah..he is a great cook

Mandira and Daily meals-thank u

Lavanya - yeah lavi!its very easy

pooja - its my pleasure to participate

Sagari - Thank u

Annu - thanks for stopping by

Sukanya,sowmya,kalai and anu - Thank u

Roopa - hey thanks for commending on my each recipes

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Very nice recipes Dhivya!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rosie said...

Gorgeous entries Dhivya! Both look so very yummy!! :)

Rosie x

Rina said...

Fantastic dishes...Let me grab some brinjals right now.