Eggplant Vindaloo

May 10, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 8
What You'll Need
  • Masala Ingredients
  • 3 tsp black mustard seed
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp pepper corns
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 pieces cinnamon stick
  • 3 tbsp garlic
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • Other Ingredients
  • 1 pound eggplant halved
  • 1 cup dried dates pitted
  • 3 cup onion sliced
  • 2 cup tomato diced`
  • Sun flower oil for frying
  • Salt and turmeric for marinating
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup water(boil 1 cup of it)
  1. Marinate the halved eggplant in salt and turmeric so the water drain
  2. Shallow fry the eggplant ,dates and onions in inch of oil
  3. Grind the curry powder , then add the garlic and white vinegar and grind to make the masala .Add chili powder into finished masala.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of fresh oil in a pan and add 1 sprig of curry leaf into the hot oil
  5. Turn of the flame and add the masala along with ½ a cup of water, Then return it to the flame.
  6. Stair in the tomatoes scrape the bottom of the pan cook it down a bit. then add a heaping tsp of salt .Let it really brake up and cook it down for about 10 minute.
  7. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and cook for about 2 minute.
  8. Stair in the fried eggplant ,then turn the flame off. Stir in the onions and dates.
  9. Add I cup boiling water, then add another tbsp of sugar and about 1tsp of salt to taste
  10. Simmer until the oil separate and floats on top .DO NOT LET OT BOIL
  11. Then take it off the flame and serve

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3 Reviews

Kate W. August 21, 2013
I left out the majority of the oil, and this became an awesome, healthy side dish. Love it!
susan G. May 10, 2011
Sounds amazing, and I have the eggplant (from Mexico, and I am north of New York) and dates. I wish I could just put my spoon into your photo -- outstanding as usual. I'll make it soon!
lorigoldsby May 10, 2011
Yum! Had baby eggplant last week, wish I'd had your recipe