Mom's Eggplant (Aubergine) Sabzi

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is one of my favourite eggplant dishes. My mom made this but not too often since it does have a bit of oil. It is very easy to make too, so enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups chopped eggplants (do not chop too small since they might become too mushy when cooked)
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sambhar powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other oil of choice)


  1. In a heavy- bottomed skillet, cook the eggplant in oil.
  2. Stir every once a while so that the eggplant does not stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Once it is cooked, add the salt, amchur powder, sugar and sambar powder and switch off the heat.
  4. Eggplant sabzi is ready!
  5. Note: Stir after adding sugar, salt etc so that they don't stick to each other and clump together.
  6. This goes very well with yoghurt rice or just mixed with rice and eaten as such.
  7. Since this can be oily and spicy, I usually combine it with dal (which I make a bit bland to compensate) and eat with hot rotis.


Most Helpful

Because I've cook a lot of eggplant maybe this will help. I salt each slice of eggplant and spray with Pam, then I bake in the oven @350, turn after 30 minutes or when tops are brown. I never cook eggplant in a skillet. This reduces Calories & Total Fat. It's better for you.

julieann510 September 28, 2006

I hate giving a recipe less than 4 stars but this dish didnt turn out as expected.I dunno if it was the eggplant I got.I did as instructed but when I tasted the sabzi it was bitter.Honestly I dunno y.If any one could tell me would be good, as I could make changes the next time.

Umm Abdarrahman July 27, 2005

This was really good. Went very well with curd rice. I quartered the brinjals, used 1-1/2 tbsp of sambhar masala and 1 tbsp of amchur, and used corn oil. I did sprinkle a little water to the eggplant to help in the cooking process. As Char said, naming it subzi would be a better thing to do, as it is a dry dish. I never knew there was such a simple method to cook eggplants, and this is guaranteed to make eggplants one of my favorite veggies.

Sangeetha April 04, 2005

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