International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
Vegan Indian Recipes - Vegetables / Curries
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world
Use these links to buy from amazon and IVU gets up to 10%!

Eggplant Delight
from Asha Kumar - Detroit, Michigan, USA

This dish is a savory curry made using eggplants, onions & tomatoes.
It can be eaten as a side dish with a tasty and light rice palav or with hot breads.

  • 2 medium-sized eggplants
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes - diced
  • 2- 3 green chillies - minced
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric ( available in Indian stores)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp salt
  • small piece of ginger - washed & diced
  • 10 - 12 cleaned and cut cilantro leaves
Wash eggplants and wrap securely in aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour 40 min at 350F.
Turn off oven and leave eggplant inside for 10 -15 minutes.

In a blender, put the tomatoes, salt, green chillies, garam masala , black pepper and ginger.
Blend them well until they are pureed.

Keep a heavy non-stick skillet on heat and put 3 tblsp vegetable oil in it.
When it starts smoking, put turmeric and add onions.
Fry them for 4 - 5 minutes until the onions turn slightly brownish.

Remove the eggplants from the oven and peel them.
Mash them in a container and add them to the skillet and mix thoroughly.
Add the blended mixture to it now and cook over low heat for 5 - 7 minutes, stirring often.

Just before removing it from heat, add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro leaves.