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Garlic Eggplant (lehsuni baingan)

Eggplants or Brinjals are found in abundance in India. Every region has its own special ways to cook this vegetable. While the bhartas & bharwan baingan is more popular, this recipe from Gujarat gives this bland vegetable a whole new taste too.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups eggplant, diced into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. chilli pd.
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. oil

Preparation

  1. Wash & dice the eggplant & keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan & add first the minced garlic & then the eggplant. Saute it for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add salt, lower the flame & cover & cook for about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the lid , then add the spices & the tomatoes.
  4. Add a little water (only about 3/4 cup), mix well, cover & cook again for about 10 minutes until the eggplant is fully cooked & the dish looks dry.
  5. Serve with rotis or khichdi.

Further Information

Preparation Time is approximately 10 minutes.

Cooking Time is approximately 25 minutes.