Monday, October 01, 2012

Eggplant in a Creamy Yogurt Sauce

Doi Begun


1 cup plain yogurt
4 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
1 tsp. Bengali roasted five-spice powder (panch phoron)

4 large oriental eggplants, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Salt to taste
3 Tbsp. extra light olive oil

1 Tbsp. extra light olive oil
1/2 tsp. shah jeera or cumin seeds 

2 sliced onions
5-6 plum tomatoes, quartered
2 russet potatoes, cut into 12 pieces each
1/4 cup golden raisins

1 tsp. ghee or melted butter
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 – 3 hot green chillies, left whole


  1. Mix yogurt with the next 5 ingredients and allow it to come to room temperature
  2. Coat eggplants and potatoes with turmeric and salt, then fry in 3 Tbsp. oil until golden brown. 
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds begin to sputter and sizzle, add sliced onions and saute until translucent.
  5. Add tomatoes, potatoes and raisins, lower heat to medium-low and cook until potatoes are tender.
  6. Add fried eggplant, adjust salt to taste and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from heat source and add yogurt mixture, one tablespoon at a time, until the yogurt is thoroughly incorporated into the vegetables.
  8. Garnish with ghee, chopped cilantro & whole chilies and transfer to a serving dish.


The yogurt is added a Tbsp. at a time so that it does not separate. 
Be very gentle when adding the yogurt so that the eggplants do not disintegrate.

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