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This a REALLY yummy Indian dip! When I have friends over I ofter serve dips from around the globe. This one is always a hit. I serve it with toasted pita or naan bread.
- 14.79 ml olive oil
- 2 eggplants, sliced in half
- 1.62 ml mustard seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 green chilies, minced
- 14.79 ml fresh ginger, grated
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 2.46 ml turmeric
- 2.46 ml chili powder
- 2.46 ml mango powder (optional)
- 2.46 ml cumin
- 2.46 ml garam masala
- 4.92 ml fenugreek leaves
- 0.25 ml salt, to taste
- 2.46 ml lemon juice
- Roast the eggplant in a 400°F oven for 45 minutes or until soft.
- While the eggplant is roasting, saute the mustard seeds, bay leaves, chilies, ginger and onions in 1 tbsp of olive oil, for a 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, turmeric, garam masala and chili powder.
- Saute for 5 more minutes.
- Cool and scoop the eggplant from the peel.
- Mash or blend until smooth.
- Add the eggplant and remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Allow to cook for at least 10 more minutes.
- Serve warm with toasted pita or naan.
I made the recipe for my husband, who is Punjabi, but I have never personally tasted it before. I thought it tasted very good! Having said that, he liked it too, but then asked me to add in some pre-mixed masala to accomodate his unusually spicy tastebuds. I would definitely make this again and recommend it for others to try.