I know this totally is like an overdose of eggplants! Did I mention that eggplants are known as brinjals in India?
After last week’s eggplant dishes, we were left with a few small eggplants from the ethnic store. Since we don’t get them so often, we had to use them efficiently. So we made another stuffed eggplant dish. This time, the stuffing is chilli powder, chickpea flour, cumin powder and salt. This is what it looks like (btw, this is what was left of the stuffing).
We had them with cooked white rice and some ghee (helps reduce the spiciness).
Yesterday, we were at the ethnic store (again) and got this time white small eggplants and a huge batch of coriander leaves. When we have eggplants and coriander, there is another stuffed curry – a no-brainer!
The coriander stuffing has coriander (obviously!), green chillies and salt. This is how the coriander stuffing looks like.
This dish was okay with the white eggplants but it tastes great with the little purple ones. It is called ‘vankaaya kothimeera kaaram’. I have eaten this dish innumerable times but one memory stands out. It was ages ago when I was 11 or 12 years old and we were visiting grandparents for holidays. On the day we arrived, my grandma made it for lunch. I really can’t point out what was extraordinary about it but this memory gives me a really warm and nice feeling every single time 🙂
So, that’s the end of eggplant overdose (for this week)! How do you have your eggplants?