Monday, September 02, 2013

Eggplant chutney - Onion free

Ingredients - 
1 full egg plant 
2 tomatoes
5 garlic slices
3 red chillies
2 tablespoon of channa dhaal
Asafoedita & salt as required

Step 1 : Keep egg plant in microwave and heat for 6 mins, every 2 mins, open and turn sides so it is cooked uniformly , other option is to directly fry / steam in pan with no oil for 15 mins.
Now peel off the skin (it would come like a banana's peel) and cut into small pieces

Step 2 :  Fry oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic, channa dhaal, tomatoes , red chillies and fry till tomatoes and garlic turns to light brown. Then switch off pan, add the egg plant and salt. Allow it to cool down for 5 mins

Step 3 : Add the mixture in mixie and grind well. Garnish with curry leaves.

You will get a chutney which is onion free but there will be no smell of eggplant since we have cooked it completely. 

Would be a great combination with idly ,dosa. I liked it with Roti too. 

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