Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tawa Bhaingan ( Shallow Fried Eggplant)

Nutritional Value: Eggplant/Brinjal(as known in India) is effective in the treatment of high blood cholesterol hypercholesterolemia.It can block the formation of free radicals, help control cholesterol levels and is also a source of folic acid and potassium.

8 - 10 baby eggplant

2-3 tsp red chilli powder

2 tsp chat masala

a bunch of finely chopped cilantro(coriander leaves)

salt to taste

1-2 tsp oil


Slit each eggplant taking care not to cut it completely. Mix the dry spices, salt & cilantro together. Fill the eggplant with this mixture. Heat a shallow bottom pan/tawa & place the eggplant onto it in one layer. Sprinkle some water on it. Also add 1-2tsp of oil to it.

Cover & cook on simmer till well cooked. Keep flipping sides till all the sides are cooked & crispy.

Serve with chappathi/paratha.

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