Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Eggplant Potato Curry

This is another one of those quick side dishes that sort of comes together when I open the fridge and see what's there... Decide to pair this with that, add some of x, y, and z spice, and voila! Yumminess!!

Eggplant was paired with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and spices to make a dish that was tasty with rice, chappathi, roti, etc. Am sending this over to Pooja for her VOTW event this month!


Baby eggplants - 4-5, chopped into bite sized pieces
Potato, thin skinned - 1 medium, chopped
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Tomato - 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
Chilly powder - 2-3 tsp, or to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


1. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add seasoning ingredients. Then, add onion and saute until they soften.

2. Now, add the eggplant and potatoes. Saute until the color of the eggplant changes slightly.

3. Add the tomatoes, salt, and spice powders. Cover and let cook until the veggies are cooked, the sauce has thickened, and the raw smell of the masala is gone. Turn off and serve!

Enjoy with white rice, on the side with sambar, rasam, chappathi, roti, etc.

In other news, I've received my Arusuvai from Cham and am contemplating the possibilities... Stay tuned! :)


Asha said...

Ooh, I love the addition of fennel. Looks yum and easy too. I will have to save the whole post when Pooja rounds up, love Brinjals!:)

Pravs said...

Perfect with roti for me :) Looks yum.

Cham said...

Hum , good one kalai, i love to pair veg :) Looks great gal.

Pooja said...

There is something in the air today, All my ideas in the air and spreaded accross many bloggers I think :)).
As I am about to post a brinjal dish which is quite similar to Ms's . I got brinjal with potato too ready and here you are with the post :)).
Well, we make it much different way , so still I think I am going to post that .
Yours one is looking very tempting in the pic here .
Thanks a lot Kalai for taking out time to participate with your yummy recipe. Hugs to you :) .

indosungod said...

The beauty of brinjal, pairs well with pretty much anything and this is indeed a delicious combination.

Uma said...

that's a lovely creation, Kalai! Great entry!

Cynthia said...

Always a lovely combo. It's great with eddoes too.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

I love such simple and quick recipes.... Saunf sure added a different flavor!

Sagari said...

love yopur curry kalai

sowmya said...

nice recipe..looks delicious!!!

Saswati said...

Hi Kalai....its raining brinjals in the blogosphere...yours lookks delicious:)

Lavi said...

drool worthy kalai..it should have tasted so good. Nice entry Too..

Sia said...

potatoes and eggplant, what a perfect combination:)

Archy said...

Lovely Pic Kalai.. mouth watering curry!! Waiting for ur Arusuvai dish..

AnuSriram said...

Looks gr8! Makes a gr8 combo with rotis and parathas....

Kalai said...

Me too, Ashakka! :)

Pravs, yup, would be awesome with roti! :)

Cham, thanks, girl! :)

Pooja, looking forward to your post, too! :)

Indo, you are so right... Kathirikkai is so versatile! :)

Kalai said...

Uma, thank you, dear!

Cynthia, thanks so much. Am not familiar with eddoes...?

Ramya, fennel sure gave it a nice and different flavor! :)

Sagari, thanks!

Sowmya, thank you dear! :)

Kalai said...

Saswati, that's my kind of rain! :)

Lavi, thank you! :)

Sia, beautiful combo for sure! :)

Archana, will be coming soon! :)

Anu, thanks! :)

Homecooked said...

Looks really delicious.Great entry.Nice combination of potatoes and eggplant!

Laavanya said...

That must be a yummy combination.. wish I had some rotis with that... :)

DEEPA said...

I love brinjal!!! This is excellent ..Check out mine ..I have posted one too!!!