SMOKY SPICED EGGPLANT

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb eggplants
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 3-4 tbs cilantro

Directions

  • Scorch the eggplants by holding them over a medium gas flame. Keep turning them until the skin is blackened on all sides. Set aside until cool, then peel off charred skin. Roughly chop the flesh.
  • Combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and chili in a blender and process until chopped, but not a paste.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion mixture and cook until slightly browned. Add all the spices and salt and pepper, stir for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomato and simmer until liquid has reduced.
  • Put the eggplants in the pan and mash with a wooden spoon, stirring around with the spices. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the eggplants are soft.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro and season with salt to taste. Serve with naan and basmati rice.

Notes

Tested and unbelievable right out the gate.

http://styleandsyntax.com/2009/02/indian-smoked-eggplant/

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