Spicy Indian Eggplant Spread

Recipe by Starrynews
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READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Toss eggplant with 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and spread on a long baking sheet prepared with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place on bottom rack of oven and turn oven onto 400°F Roast for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Stir eggplant and roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Heat remaining oil in a skillet and add onion.
  • Saute until onion is golden, then stir in garlic and ginger for just a moment.
  • Add garam masala, cumin, and cayenne pepper (adjust cayenne pepper to your preferred heat level).
  • Once spices are fragrant, about another 30 seconds, add eggplant, tomatoes, and water to skillet.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, partially covered, before removing from heat.
  • Stir in cilantro and salt, if desired.
  • Optional: Run spread through food processor or blender if you prefer it to have a smoother consistency.
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