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Baigan Aur Tamaatar

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozEggplant
2 tablespoons 30mlGhee
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - finely chopped (small)
1   Garlic clove - sliced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlTurmeric
1   Bay leaf
1 tablespoon 15mlCinnamon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlCayenne pepper
1   Fresh ginger - (1/2 inch)
2   Tomatoes (medium)
1 tablespoon 15mlGaram masala

Recipe Instructions

Wash and slice aubergines. Heat ghee and saute the onion and garlic when hot for 2 to 3 minutes. Add turmeric, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and saute for a further 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in sliced eggplant. Add salt, cayenne and ginger. Blend together well. Cook for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, cover pot and cook for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with garam masala and serve. Be careful not to overcook otherwise it will go very mushy.

Madhur Jaffrey, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking"


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