Baked Pesto Chicken With Veggies

A great way to sneak vegetables in your meal & the perfect one dish meal for the busy weeknight dinners! Ingredients:Chicken thighs – 6 with skinEggplant- 1, sliced lengthwiseBell peppers- 2, red and yellow, sliced lengthwiseCarrot- 1, sliced lengthwiseOnion- 1, thinly slicedGinger-garlic paste- 1 tspReadymade pesto – 1/2 cupTurmeric powder – 1 tspRed chili powder

ഒരു മുറം പച്ചക്കറി തീയൽ / Mixed Vegetables In Roasted Coconut Gravy

Treat yourself to this traditional preparation of mixed veggies cooked in a very flavorful & spicy tangy coconut gravy! Ingredients: Brinjal-2, cut lengthwise Tindora/ivy gourd – 5-8, slit lengthwise Radish- 4, cut into halves Drumsticks- 1, slit into 1” halves lengthwise Beans- 6-8, cut 1” pieces lengthwise Potato-1, cut into 1” pieces lengthwise Green peas-

Kathirikkai Sambar / Eggplant Lentil Soup

A spicy & tangy perfect traditional South Indian side dish to be paired with dosa or idli! Ingredients: Yellow moong dal-1/2 cup, soaked for at least 1 hour Brinjal/eggplants – 1/2 kg, cut into small cubesPearl onions/ shallots – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Tomato- 1, finely chopped Green Chilies- 2, finely chopped Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

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