8-10 baby eggplant
1 onion (finely chopped)
2-3 pods of garlic
3-4 dry red chillies
a handful of cashews
1 tomato (finely chopped)
a small bunch of finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp oil
Shallow fry the baby eggplant & set aside.
Saute the finely chopped onions,garlic, red chillies & cashews till they turn light brown.
Add the chopped tomato & cook on simmer for 5 mins.
Turn off the heat & let the mixture cool.
Grind this mixture in a blender to a smooth fine paste.
Pour this mixture into a pan & add 1/2 cup water.
Add salt to taste & bring to a boil. When it begins to boil, turn off heat & add the fried eggplant to the gravy.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.