Monday, September 24, 2007

Spicy eggplant!

Eggplant is one of those weird vegetables - it seems to take a lot of thinking to find the "right" recipe for it. And it either turns out fabulous or really crappy, no in between!

I was looking for a side to go with some dosas a few days ago, and realized I had some really fresh indian eggplant waiting to be cooked up. After much dithering, I decided to go with a simple, straightforward recipe - stuffed & baked. After slicing off the tops of the little eggplants, I made a cross cut lengthwise in each of those - for filling with the stuffing. I had some sambar powder that I'd made a few days ago - seemed like the perfect filling. I loaded up the eggplants with the powder+salt, spritzed them with some oil spray and baked them for about 15 minutes at 400 F.
For the first time ever, I garnished these with some chopped fennel - the combination of flavors was awesome!


Hmm ... this is an odd picture, these look more like dates than eggplants!!! :)

5 comments:

Nags said...

they look so nicely cooked!

Suganya said...

Rightly said about finding the right eggplant recipe. Most of the eggplants phobics can be lured to lovers camp with a right recipe!

zlamushka said...

HI there,

i am a first timer, brought to you through Food Blog Desam, because I loooove brinjals. Any type are fine with me, but the most wonderful are the stuffed and in curries...

thanx a lot for this one

Jyothi said...

I am very big fan of eggplants. Really loved your recipe and surely will try this. Thanks for sharing.

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Foodie Froggy said...

welcome to the world of foodblogging !! These eggplants look delish...