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Coconut Eggplant Curry

Snigdha's picture
  Eggplants 3 (long indian variety)
  Shredded coconut 4 Tablespoon
  Red chillies 3
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon (methi)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (dhaniya powder)
  Salt To Taste

Cut eggplant into 3 inch long pieces and soak them in warm salty water for 10 mins. Drain and pat dry.

Heat 3 tbs oil in a skillet and fry the eggplant until they turn slightly soft and change color. Drain excess oil on absorbent paper. Keep aside.

Grind shredded coconut, red chillies, methi, cumin seeds and yogurt. This is the 'Masala'

Heat 1 tbs oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add chopped onions, turmeric, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves. Saute until onions fry well.

Add the ground masala. Add coriander powder, salt and chilly powder. Mix well and cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the fried eggplant pieces, cover and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes.

Remove lid and cook until gravy thicken to required consistency.

Serve Hot with Steamed Rice/Rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Everyday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Eggplant cooked in a spicy coconut gravy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 155 Calories from Fat 58

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.7%

Saturated Fat 5.2 g25.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.7 mg1.2%

Sodium 169.4 mg7.1%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.3%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 5 g9.8%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 31.8%

Calcium 7.9% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
delicious recipe. Is It South Indian dish?
Snigdha's picture
Thanks. Yes it is a South-Indian dish.
AnjaliD's picture
Yummy. I have never tried cooking eggplant in this way. Should give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.
veerpradeep's picture
Thank you Snigdha for sharing this delicious recipe of Coconut Eggplant Curry. This Coconut Eggplant Curry Recipe is looking very easy and simple... Here is many ways to smile! veerpradeep
Rachel's picture
I can't wait to try this...I should have been born Indian! :)
veg.foodie's picture
South Indian ...? well it looks delicious! I love eggplant, the texture of it is soo unique. i can have it almost anyway.. i will try this with my next batch of eggplants! Lovely!!
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