In my previous post on Coriander-stuffed Eggplants, I mentioned that this simple combination works really well and there I stuffed my eggplants with the coriander filling. Today’s recipe is a slight variation to it, where instead of stuffing I simply add the filling to the curry itself.
Coriander leaves when used fresh creates magic in any food. There is no fuss in this recipe, few ingredients mixed together but produce great results. This is good for lunch-box and quick meal. You can finish the cooking in less than 20 minutes.
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Eggplants – 3 medium (Diced, may use white or black ones)
Coriander leaves – 1 cup (roughly chopped)
Green chilli – 6-8 (depending on the heat you can tolerate)
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Tamarind juice/pulp – 1 tbsp
Red chili powder – ½ tsp, optional
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
- In a pestle and mortar, coarsely make a paste of green chili and ginger. The paste has to be coarse. If you do not have a pestle-mortar, roughly chop them or coarsely grind them. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the eggplants. Season with required salt and cook covered till the vegetable is cooked.
- Add the tamarind pulp, coriander leaves, chili-ginger mixture and red chili powder. Cook covered for another 2 minutes.
- Serve hot with plain rice or Indian roti.