My Mama's Weird Eggplant (Aubergine)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another recipe from my wonderful Mama. This flavour combination might seem a little strange (hence the name) but its really tasty. Try it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Before cooking, prick eggplant in several places.
  2. Micro wave about 5 minutes each on hi or until softish.
  3. Peel and place pulp in food processor.
  4. Process until smooth (set aside).
  5. Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil in medium pot over medium hi heat.
  6. Add the garlic, ginger, scallions, and quickly cook stirring constantly for one minute Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar just until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Add at once to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  8. Stir in the pureed eggplant and simmer for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and cilantro.


Most Helpful

There's nothing weird about this! I added some cayenne pepper flakes and served this alongside some hummous and tehina, with toasted pita triangles for scooping and dipping!

Mirj July 09, 2003

tried it once and i still prefer if i did not puree the eggplant. however, it does taste wonderful.

foodcrazee July 02, 2003

This was just okay for us - we had this over brown rice. My boyfriend said it was slightly bland and needed some texture. If I made it again, I would probably increase the spices and maybe cube the eggplant instead. My biggest difficulty/struggle with this recipe was with step 3, peeling the eggplant. I resorted to scooping out the flesh, but still took me about 20 minutes to peel and was totally frustrated. Anyone know an easier way to peel it?

zaar junkie September 25, 2008

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