Indian Spiced Eggplant (Aubergine)

"Very tasty. Easy to make, healthy and low-calorie!"
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  • Preheat broiler.
  • Trim ends off eggplant and cut into 1/4" thick rounds.
  • Spray cookie sheet with cooking oil.
  • Place eggplant on cookie sheet and spray with cooking oil.
  • Broil eggplant until tender and browned, about 3-5 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 spices. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds.
  • Quickly add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce or halved cherry tomatoes, molasses, garlic and vinegar. Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer eggplant to serving dish and pour sauce over. Top with chopped cilantro.

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  1. This was really good, especially the sauce. You could even eat it by itself on rice. I baked the eggplant at 400 F for 45 minutes, instead of broiling. I added a seeded chili pepper in with the onion for a touch of spice, and squeezed lemon over the finished dish. It served almost three as an entree with brown rice.
  2. Made according to the recipe. An hour later, I ordered pizza.
  3. I like the method but found the sauce needed more herbs ground into it. I also grated ginger and sauteed it along with the garlic.
  4. The sauce was wonderful. I was actually being dyslexic and switched the measurements for vinegar and molasses, but it was fine. It doesn't seem to blend with the eggplants as well. Needs a little fixing that way, but I'm not totally sure how. Sauce is a keeper though. Thanks!
  5. If you love Indian food then this is one to try, I did omit the mustard seeds and did some spice amount adjustments, This really only was enough to serve my DS and DS so next time I will double the recipe, thanks for sharing Engrossed...Kitten:)


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