Hot sweet&sour eggplant

Hot sweet&sour eggplant

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Hot sweet&sour eggplant

Ingredients

  • Eggplant: 1/2kg (medium sizes)
  • Mustard oil: 1/4cup
  • Soya bean oil: 1/4cup
  • Panchphoron: 1/2tbsp
  • Whole garam masala:(cardamom: 3, cinnamon: 2, bay leaves: 1)
  • Tamarind paste: 1tbsp
  • Onion paste: 1/4cup
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp each
  • Red chilli powder: 1tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1tsp
  • Chili flacks: 2tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Sugar: 1tbsp
Procedure:
Cut the eggplant into round pieces and soak in water for 30 minutes.
Drain water and add 1tsp salt and turmeric powder with it.
Heat soybean oil in a frypan, fry the eggplant till light brown. Remove and set aside.
Heat mustard oil in a karahi, add panchphoronn and whole garam masala into karahi. When it splutters add onion paste, Ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, salt and cook till oil separates. Add ½ cup water, tamarind paste, sugar and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add eggplant pieces and ½ cup water and cook for 5 minutes (stirring occasionally).
When oil starts floating on the top of the gravy, sprinkle cumin powder and chili flacks, mix well and cover the pan. Cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve hot.
 

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