Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Minty Stuffed Eggplant Curry, Version III

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Hi!
I’m running out of time these days and there’s so much to finish before I start working. I plan and plan to finish maximum every day and still reach no where close to completion.  I have two event round ups to complete before my MIL  joins us for a long stay and I must tell you she is a sweet heart, always ready to help me in every possible way. Along with her I’m also going to welcome my cousin FIL and MIL and S’s aunt. Amongst all this my parents are visiting us for medical reasons. My Mom has to undergo a major neuro-surgery, so you can see I have extremely tight days coming up and of which I am only worried about my Mom’s surgery, I just hope that goes well. So please bear with me, as much as I want to visit your space I am not able to do so. Things do not end here, immediately after I join work, I have to face a major interview so have to study a lot before that and God only knows when I will be able to do that….

Amongst all this chaos my family is still  a foodie family and wants variation in food, they completely believe in ‘variety is the spice of life’ and I surely keep trying to innovate regularly for them and the challenging task always is to make the day to day regular food interesting, of which curry is the most challenging one, yes, mine is surely a curried family, LOL.
Stuffed eggplant is such  a versatile preparation that it’s always fun to try a one. I had never added mint flavour to this vegetable so thought of experimenting this time or one can say the urgent urge to finish off the mint before it gets spoilt made me experiment.. and I’m so glad I did, as the curry turned out to be extremely flavourful and when served with rice or paratha made an excellent combination. The mint blends well with eggplant.
If you are in love with eggplants and love the stuffed ones, I have posted a few versions of it that one can check here, here and here.
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Ingredients
3 onions
4-5 garlic pods
a piece of ginger
3-4 green chillies
1/4 cup mint + 1 cup mint leaves
a small sprig coriander
2 large tomatoes
Oil for cooking
1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
a pinch of turmeric
1 tsp. red chilli pwd.
2 tbsp. coriander pwd.
a large pinch of garam masala
10-12 baby eggplants
1 potato cut into fingers
Method
Grind together onion, ginger, garlic, coriander and 1/4 cup mint. Heat oil and add mustard seeds followed by fenugreek seeds. Once the fenugreek seeds are lightly brown in colour add the onion-mint paste and saute till the raw smell disappears.
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Add the coriander pwd, turmeric and chilli pwd and sauté again. Puree the tomatoes, mix in and add salt. Cook till the oil separates. Add the cup of mint and mix well.
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Now add the eggplants which has been given ‘X’ slits and the potatoes into the spice mix and mix well. Add about a cup of water and bring the curry to a boil, cover and cook on low flame till done.
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Sprinkle the garam masala and mix again. All the time one has to ensure that the spices do not overpower the mint flavour.
Serve with rice or paratha.
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Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Original Recipes guest hosted by Nivedita.


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44 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats totally new type of recipe,sounds amazing!

Prathibha said...

Hmm...so many things u need 2 catch up!!!donworry everything would be easy..
All the best for ur big interview n ur mom's surgery...
Loved the addition of mint,I really love the flavor of mint in curries,I tried wid baby alu,baingan,peas etc..truely loved it

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hope everything goes fine and things settle down soon....curry looks scrumptious....

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new and fantastic recipe.love the minty flavour in brinjals

? said...

Hope things work out for you in the home-front; best wishes for your career.
And this looks delicious!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I love all kind of brinjal recipe,this sounds too gud!

Shama Nagarajan said...

interesting recipe dear

Suman Singh said...

Wish you all the good luck dear! Stuffed brinjal looks delicious and yummy!

Ana Rita said...

Great colours and fantastic presentation...

Kisses,

Rita

Panchpakwan said...

Hi Pari,

All the best for your interview and dont worry abt you mom's surgery..everything will be fine.

Mint and eggplant sounds yummy and flavourful combo.

Archana said...

Dont worry abt the interview or abt ur moms operation. Everything will go fine.You will manage the tight rope act that u have to go thro. All the very best.

Excellent recipe. Enjoyed it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pari

We the sisters of Blogger family are always there to pray for you and wish you all the best. Do not worry and I am sure that you would win in all the fronts. BTW , Brinjal curry looks yummy and colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Don't worry about your mom's health.. She is gonna be fine...
The eggplant looks so superb..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

sanjeeta kk said...

Love the minty touch to the brinjal curry!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Brinjal curry sounds interesting and looks fantastic

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Minty egg plants new to me..

Superb clicks n good twisted dish..

Suja Sugathan said...

Wish you good luck dear..
Minty egg plant sounds great..looks superb

Smitha said...

looks very yummy!...i like the minty flavor!....
take care
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

divya said...

Omg, thats a delicious curry,soooo tempting and loving it.

priya said...

this must b really really very yummy.....love to have it rite now

Sailaja Damodaran said...

love brinjal in any form.yum

Samira said...

Great recipe and pics... very tempting.... very eager to try it out...

Priti said...

This looks super delicious ...love the minty touch...

G.Pavani said...

delicious n tempting recipe..

Paaka Shaale said...

Oh gosh the egg plants looks awesome. This is the first time i've come across this combo. This is a must try for me :)

schmetterlingwords said...

Brinjal curry looks very yummy and the addition of mint is an excellent idea. Bookmarked !! By the way, my sincere prayers for your mother. Do not worry or panic. Just try to relax and do your duty sincerely. The Almighty would take care of the rest. Trust in HIM!! :-)

Kairali sisters said...

Yummo..Looks too good Pari ;-)

ila said...

yummy yummy looks delicious :) tempting :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks tempting and rich... Must try...
Hope everything goes well on your side. May the Lord be with you in all times... I was in the same position when my mom underwent the surgery

Priya (elaichii) said...

Good Luck dear! The egg plant curry looks soooo good!

Rachu said...

Hey, all the best for everything and be positive about everything! All prayers for your moms surgery and really appreciate taking time to post the stuffed version .. lookss soooo yummm..
ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

All the best for ur interview also for ur mom's surgery..

Mint stuffed eggplants looks absolutely yummy and completely irresistible..

swapna said...

Love the minty flavor in eggplant curry....yummy!!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Nice brinjal curry..liked ur version!

savitha ramesh said...

The egg plants are juicy and flvored well.love the color.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Oh dear!!! lot of things on ur plate... All the best for ur interview and Dont u worry about ur mother's surgery dear.. We'll all pray for her... :)
Beautiful Curry dear :)

NIDHYA said...

Curry looks attractive and very inviting..

Aaha Oho

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A very delicious and mouth-watering dish Pari.Gd luck to all ur upcoming gatherings and ur mom's surgery would fine...so don't worry..make their stay as pleasant as possible...boost up their health with ur love and not forgetting ur yummy dishes.tc

Shanavi said...

Perfect Pari..Drooling ..

mythili said...

The brinjals are looking tasty... all the best for everything pari..

sowmya's creative saga said...

this is such a yummy recipe with mint and eggplants..take care and am sure you will overcome all the things in life in the best possible way..

Rekha shoban said...

spicy n healthy dish...perfect with rice!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love stuffed curries, this looks awesome dear.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yummy eggplant curry with lovely presentation....mouthwatering...

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