Eggplant in Cilantro Gravy
By :Subhadra Burugula
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In this South Indian delicacy, Eggplants are cooked in fresh luscious cilantro gravy. This curry is just fantastic with its rich flavor and taste. Serve with Rice, Roti or Naan.
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Rating: 5
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cilantro, Eggplant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 15 eggplants (baby purple)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup Water (or as needed)
To grind
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • green chilies to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 inch sized tamarind ball or 1 1/2 tamarind concentrate
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cilantro, Eggplant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 15 eggplants (baby purple)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup Water (or as needed)
To grind
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • green chilies to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 inch sized tamarind ball or 1 1/2 tamarind concentrate
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Grind all the above ingredients mentioned under "grind" using little or no water. Wash the eggplants and make criss cross slits till 3/4th length of eggplants.
  2. Stuff the ground cilantro paste into the eggplants along the slits. Keep aside. Now put instant pot saute mode high , add oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds and mustard seeds , fry well. Turn off saute mode.
  4. Add the stuffed eggplants in one layer, then add the remaining cilantro paste. Add little water 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup.
  5. Mix gently (optional). Put the lid and vent to sealing position.
  6. Do manual "low pressure" 5 minutes. Quick release after 2 minutes in warm mode.
  7. The eggplants should be cooked by now. Serve with Rice and ghee.
Recipe Notes

If you feel that eggplants are under cooked, use sauté mode normal for few mins till they are cooked.

For dry curry use sauté mode to evaporate all the water.

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