Sunday, July 5, 2009

Aloo baingan sabzi (potato-eggplant vegetable)

This is a quick, tasty vegetable and is made regularly in our house. It goes well with roti or parathas.


- 1 large eggplant, cubed
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 chopped medium tomato
- ½ chopped onion
- 1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
- ½ Tsp. Turmeric
- ¼ Tsp. Red chilli powder or to taste
- 2 Tsp. garam masala
- 1 Tsp. cumin powder
- 1 Tsp. coriander powder
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter or ghee
- ½ cup water
- Salt to taste


Heat oil in a large saucepan and add cumin seeds and onion. Fry till onion becomes translucent. Add tomatoes, salt and spice powders. Mix well and cook till tomatoes are mushy. Add potatoes and eggplant. Mix well and add the water. Cover and cook till potatoes are soft and eggplant is mushy. Stir couple of times in between. When it is done add the butter or ghee and mix well. Turn off heat and serve.
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