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Spicy Eggplant Curry

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Eggplant Cooked in Exotic Spices is our "healthy" version of the traditional Indian Aachari Baingan in which the eggplant is deep fried. The combination of fennel seeds and onion seeds, with the tanginess of the tomatoes, adds so much flavor to the buttery eggplant. It is a perfect dish that is sure to please even those who don't normally care for eggplant.
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Kalonji 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Onion Seeds)
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon (Saunf)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Rai)
  Haldi 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, roughly crushed
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
  Eggplant 4 , diced (Long Chinese Style)

1 In a wok, heat oil.
2 Put in all the seeds- onion, fennel, cumin and mustard.
3 Once the mustard seeds sputter and the Jeera seeds get a golden color, add haldi, ginger and garlic, sauté for a minute.
4 Add in tomatoes and cook covered, stirring frequently, till the mixture leaves oil.
5 Add in diced eggplant and mix well.
6 Cook covered on medium heat till the eggplant is done. Be careful not to overcook.
7 Season with salt and chili powder, mix well.

8 Serve hot with your choice of bread.

The secret to this recipe lies in the tomatoes mixture cooking well, so have patience and enjoy the process.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Stir Fried
Dry Curry
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
In India, eggplants are cooked in many ways with loads of spices in it. Another great dish that we have is spicy eggplant curry, its low fat, low calories and tastes extremely delicious. It even pairs well both with rotis and rice, so you don’t need to worry about what to serve with this particular eggplant curry. I like the dish a bit tangy so add little extra tomatoes. One can alter the ingredients slightly to suit tastes but by all means this dish is something that can be made almost every day.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 86 Calories from Fat 24

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.2%

Saturated Fat 0.36 g1.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.16 mg0.05%

Sodium 131.6 mg5.5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.2%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.2%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 3 g6.1%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 16.2%

Calcium 5% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


sirime's picture
The pic looks so tempting! My mom used to make eggplant almost thrice a week..:) Thanks for the video! ~ Siri
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
This Eggplant cooked in Exotic Spices Recipe Video is wonderful. I like eggplant very much. So it would be a great cooking option for me. Combination of eggplant with spices makes this dish very delicious.In my view it is absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this delicious Eggplant cooked in Exotic Spices Recipe Video .
Neha.Gupta's picture
I tried the recipe last weekend and it turned out GREAT!! The spice qty and combination was perfect.. Its been a while that I have stayed away from making eggplant stuff ... until I tried this recipe. My hubby LOVED it! Thanks Hetal and Anuja :-)
veg.foodie's picture
mouthwatering! I love eggplants and can't get enough of it..... will try this out soon! thanks so much... this reminds me, I haven't had eggplant for quite sometime...getting the 'eggy' craving now ;)
Spice Rack's picture
What a great recipe. I really like eggplants and now I have a new recipe to try.
Spicy Eggplant Curry Recipe Video