Eggplants have always been my favourite. And luckily for me, they are used a lot in India cooking. So needless to say, there are tons of Indian eggplant recipes out there to satisfy my palate.
I learnt this dish from one of my close friends when we were both cooking to survive in a hostel. Like me she was crazy about eggplant and ate it atleast once every week. This recipe is so easy, you can’t even guess how great it tastes!
Hariyali Baingan (Eggplant in Corinader Sauce)
2 cups eggplants diced into cubes
2 cups chopped coriander leaves
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped tomato
Salt, to taste
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2-3 green chilies
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
Put coriander leaves and green chilies with a little bit of water into a mixer and grind to a paste.
Fry eggplant cubes in a little oil till brown on all sides and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin and fennel seeds. Add onions and fry till soft and slightly brown.
Add coriander-chili paste, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes, and cook for 5-6 minutes till tomatoes start to pulp.
Add eggplant and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.