മേരി ചേടത്തി വച്ച വഴുതനങ്ങ ഉടച്ചത് / Mashed Roasted Eggplant

This mouthwatering side dish that pairs well with hot rice or congee (rice gruel) is enough to have your stomach full!   Ingredients: Brinjal/aubergine/eggplants- 3 medium ones Kashmiri chilies – 4 Shallots- 8-10, finely chopped Lemon juice- 2 tbsp Coconut oil- 2 tbsp Salt – To taste Method: Wash and dry the eggplants. Roast the whole brinjals

Eggplant & Peanut Masala

A simple side dish in a medley of spices with nutty masala cooked to perfection!   Ingredients: Eggplant/Brinjal – 2 large ones, cut into medium cubes Onion-1, finely chopped Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Red chili powder-1 tsp Garlic- 5 pods Ginger-1″ piece, chopped Peanuts (raw)- 1/4 cup Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Curry leaves- A sprig

Chidambaram Kathirikkai Gothsu / South Indian Brinjal & Lentils Curry

A divine treat for your taste buds – this traditional South Indian side dish from the famous town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu is made with brinjal & lentils that pairs perfectly with idli or dosa on your breakfast routine!   Ingredients: Brinjal/eggplants- 4, cut into small cubes Yellow lentils /moong dal- 1/2 cup Pearl

Indian Style Eggplant Lasagna

An elegant vegetable lasagna that is absolutely delicious and colorful!   Ingredients: Eggplants/brinjals – 2 big ones, cut into thick rounds of about 1 cm each Onion- 1, thinly sliced Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Asafoetida – A pinch Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp Green chili paste- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Red chili powder- 2

Rustic Eggplant Moussaka

Tender slices of roasted eggplant layered with rich meaty sauce & slathered with cheesy topping!   Ingredients: Eggplants/aubergines -3 Ground meat – 1 kg (minced beef or lamb) Onion – 1, finely chopped Garlic – 4 pods, finely minced Tomatoes – 2, roughly chopped Tomato paste – 1 tsp White wine – 1/2 cup Pepper powder-

Vangi Bhaat / Maharashtrian Style Spiced Eggplant Rice

A popular dish among the Brahmin community in South India, this easy and healthy recipe has subtle flavors of coconut and mild spices!   Ingredients: Basmati rice – 2 cups Brinjals/eggplant – 8 to 10 small, diced into small cubes Onion – 1 finely chopped Green chili – 2, finely chopped Tomato -1, finely chopped

Vazhuthananga Mutta Thoran / Kerala Style Eggplant + Egg Stir Fry

An easy & simple stir fry recipe for those lazy days!   Ingredients: Brinjals/eggplants- 4-5 Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Green chilies – 2, finely chopped Pearl onions/shallots – 10, finely chopped Garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped Eggs-2 Curry leaves – A sprig Oil- As needed Salt- To taste Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp Method: Clean

Kalimirch Baingan / Indian Style Black Pepper Eggplant Stir Fry

This spicy eggplant stir fry is flavorful and easy to make. The earthly aroma of the pepper enhances the taste of the brinjals bringing out the flavors well.   Ingredients: Eggplants/brinjal/aubergine – 8 small ones Onion- 1, thinly sliced Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder- 2 tsp Salt

Hyderabadi Masala Bharwan Baigan / Hyderabadi Style Spicy Stuffed Eggplants

This is an exotic dish where the eggplants are stuffed with a medley of aromatic spices that gives a very rich flavor to this super tasty & delicious dish.   Ingredients: Small brinjals/eggplants/aubergines  – 8 Onion – 2, finely chopped Tomato-1, finely chopped Saunf / Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp Coriander powder