Eggplant With Peanut Masala


1 Medium Eggplant washed and cut into small pieces.
3 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mustard and cumin(jeera) seeds for seasoning
5-6 curry leaves
1/4th cup hot water
salt to taste

For masala:
1 tsp oil
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
20 peanuts
4 tsp coriander leaves cut finely
2 green chillies chopped
3 garlic pods
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp sesame seeds(til)
1 tsp dhaniya and cumin powder


  1. In a pan - heat 1 tsp oil, roast chopped onion, chopped tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves, garlic pods. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan roast peanuts, sesame seeds separately.
  3. Now grind the roasted masala to a fine paste alongwith red chilli powder, dhan-jeera powder.
  4. In a saucepan, heat 3 tbsp oil, add seasoning, once it splutters add curry leaves and turmeric.
  5. Add eggplant pieces and fry for 5 mins. Add masala amd mix well.
  6. Add 1/4 cup hot water and cook on low fire till eggplant is tender.
  7. Serve hot with roti, naan or rice.

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