Friday, October 21, 2011

Indian-Thai Fusion Eggplant Curry

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I love both the flavors of Thai food and Indian food.  So I knew mixing both these aromatic flavors together would be a marriage made in culinary heaven.  The eggplant is a perfect vegetable to try with this flavor combination because it can stand up to both the spices and the fish sauce that I used in the dish.  This eggplant curry can be eaten along with any Indian/ Sri Lankan rice and curry meal or even with a Thai meal.

Ingredients:
1 large American Eggplant cut into bite size pieces
10-15 curry leaves
8-10 dry red chilies (optional)
1-2 green chilies sliced
1-2 Tbs of garlic ginger paste or 2-3 cloves of garlic minced with 1Tbs of ginger minced
1 medium onion chopped
1Tbs of curry powder (I used McCormick brand)
1 tsp red chili flakes (or to taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 Tbs fish sauce or to taste ( this is the salt in the dish)
1/2 can of coconut milk
1/2 cup water 
juice of half of a lime

Directions:
Heat your wok on high heat and add 2Tbs of canola oil.  When heated add your onion, whole dried red chilies, fresh green chilies, curry leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes. 





Next add your fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fry for another 2-3 minutes.






Then add your ginger/garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.







 Then add your cubed eggplant sprinkled with the turmeric. Fry for 2-3 minutes.






Now add your ground spices, curry powder and chili powder/flakes.  Fry for another 2-3 minutes.








Now add your fish sauce, 1/2 cup of water and coconut milk.  Cook for 20 minutes on the stove until the eggplant starts to soften and break down a bit.  I like the eggplant to be tender and soft.  Taste for seasoning.  If you like your flavors, turn off the stove and finish off with a little lime juice. 
 *note add more water as needed if you need to cook your eggplant longer.


Serves with rice and enjoy.  Serves 4-6 people.

15 comments:

  1. I love curried eggplant! I usually go with a red Indian-style curry, but I can imagine Thai pretty well, too.

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  2. Absolutely perfect combination. Love it.

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  3. Great recipe for eggplant,I like dry chilli in it,YummY.
    Ridwan

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  4. wow yummy curry and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....

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  6. This is absolutely delicious! I'm a HUGE fan of eggplant and curry....buzz, buzz, BUZZ! Absolutely stunning!

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  7. Great combination, I love it! This looks and sounds delicious, something I could totally see myself eating! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  8. The spices in this sound fantastic, can't wait to try it out!

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  9. I have to say, these are some of the best pictures I've seen on your blog. They came out beautiful!! I wish I was there to try a bite :)

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  10. I am SO on this. Wow. Great pictures, too.

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  11. Making my grocery list for the week and intend to make this beautiful veggie meal! Awesome!

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  12. This looks sooo good. My hubby would love this!

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  13. delicious looking curry looks wonderful

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  14. Beautiful dish and I bet it smelled so good in your kitchen. You're a great cook Ramona.

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  15. Looks so good and I have a spare eggplant lying around, so I am trying it now

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